Patients with nontuberculous mycobacteria: Comparison of updated and previous diagnostic criteria for lung disease

Erin Epson, Maureen Cassidy, Angela Marshall-Olson, Katrina Hedberg, Kevin L. Winthrop

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Abstract

We classified patients with respiratory nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) isolates using updated (2007) and previous (1997) American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America criteria for NTM lung disease. We found that a greater proportion of such patients have disease using updated criteria due to improved sensitivity of the microbiologic component of the disease definition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

Keywords

  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Lung disease
  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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