Volume 22, Number 8—August 2016
Multistate US Outbreak of Rapidly Growing Mycobacterial Infections Associated with Medical Tourism to the Dominican Republic, 2013–20141
|Changed antibacterial drugs|
*Values are no. (%) except as indicated. PICC, peripheral inserted central catheters; RGM, rapidly growing mycobacteria.
†10 of 13 (77%) with available data.
‡6 of 13 (46%) with available data.
§5 of 13 (38%) with available data.
¶Signs and symptoms reported at a frequency <19% include skin stretching, fluctuance, bleeding from breast (site of surgical procedure), ulcerations, back pain, itching, body aches, and blisters and painful and red nodules that gradually enlarged and dehisced.
#Medical charts assessed for only 9 of 13 clinic A patients.
**>1 answer possible per patient.
1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 2014 Council and State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; June 22–26, 2014; Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
2Members of the RGM Outbreak Investigation Team are listed at the end of this article.