Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Household Plumbing as Possible Cause of Chronic Rhinosinusitis
|Patient household no.||Patient isolate||No. samples collected||No. (%) samples yielding NTM||Species found in patient household†||rep-PCR match||PFGE match|
|1||M. abscessus||9||5 (55)||None||NA||NA|
|2||M. avium||9||4 (44)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|4||M. gordonae||5||2 (40)||Yes||No||–|
|5||M. avium||10||9 (90)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|8||M. avium||14||8 (57)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
*NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria; NA, not applicable; MAC-X, Mycobacterium avium complex “X” cluster; PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.
†MAC-X is a mycobacterium that tests positive by DNA probe analysis for M. avium complex but is negative with specific M. avium and M. intracellulare probes and PCR analysis.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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