Distinguishing tuberculosis from nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease, Oregon, USA

Brian A. Kendall, Cara D. Varley, Dongseok Choi, P. Maureen Cassidy, Katrina Hedberg, Mary A. Ware, Kevin L. Winthrop

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To determine whether tuberculosis (TB) and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection patients could be distinguished from one another with limited information, we compared pulmonary TB and NTM patients during 2005-2006. Our fi nding that age, birthplace, and presence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease could differentiate TB and NTM disease could assist tuberculosis control efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-509
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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