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Volume 19, Number 3—March 2013

Clinical and Therapeutic Features of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Karla Gripp Couto de Mello, Fernanda C.Q. Mello, Liamar Borga, Valeria Rolla, Rafael S. Duarte, Elizabeth P. Sampaio, Steven M. Holland, D. Rebecca Prevots, and Margareth P. DalcolmoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: National School of Public Heath, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (K.G.C. de Mello, L. Borga, M.P. Dalcolmo); School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (F.Q. Mello); Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Rio de Janeiro (V. Rolla, E.P. Sampaio); Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (R.S. Duarte); and National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (S.M. Holland, D.R. Prevots)

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Table 2

Coexisting medical conditions for174 patients with PNTM, Brazil, 1993–2011*

Coexisting condition† No. (%) patients
None 59 (33.9)
Bronchiectasis 38 (21.8)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 36 (20.7)
Cardiovascular disease 27 (15.5)
AIDS 17 (9.8)
Diabetes 17 (9.8)
Asthma 8 (4.6)
Hepatitis C 8 (4.6)
Cancer, excluding lung cancer 6 (3.4)
Gastroesophageal reflux 6 (3.4)
Rheumatioid arthritis 3 (1.7)
Nonviral cirrhosis 2 (1.1)
Hansen disease 2 (1.1)
Lupus 2 (1.1)
Anemia falciforme 1 (0.57)
Silicosis 1 (0.57)
Marfan syndrome 1 (0.57)
Kidney transplantation and immunosupression 1 (0.57)
Mitral valve prolapse 1 (0.57)

*PNTM, pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease.
†Patients may have exhibited >1 coexisting condition.

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