Invasive Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections among Cardiothoracic Surgical Patients Exposed to Heater–Cooler Devices1
Meghan M. Lyman
, Cheri Grigg, Cara Bicking Kinsey, M. Shannon Keckler, Heather Moulton-Meissner, Emily Cooper, Minn M. Soe, Judith Noble-Wang, Allison Longenberger, Shane R. Walker, Jeffrey R. Miller, Joseph F. Perz, and Kiran M. Perkins
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.M. Lyman, C. Grigg, C. Bicking Kinsey, M.S. Keckler, H. Moulton-Meissner, M.M. Soe, J. Noble-Wang, J.R. Miller, J.F. Perz, K.M. Perkins); Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA (C. Bicking Kinsey, A. Longenberger, J.R. Miller); WellSpan York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania, USA (E. Cooper, S.R. Walker)
Figure 1. Inclusion criteria flowchart for case–control study of patients with NTM-positive specimens in investigation of invasive extrapulmonary NTM infections among patients who underwent cardiothoracic surgery, York, Pennsylvania, USA, 2015. CT, cardiothoracic; NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria.
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