Nontuberculous mycobacteria among pulmonary tuberculosis patients: a retrospective Belgian multicenter study.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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OBJECTIVES: Currently, there are no European data about the frequency and clinical significance of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) grown from respiratory samples during the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). We determined the frequency and clinical significance of NTM isolated before or during pulmonary tuberculosis treatment in Belgian laboratories.METHODS: We conducted a nationwide retrospective multicenter cohort study on the co-isolation of TB and NTM in Belgium. Starting from laboratory data between 2006 and 2013, possible TB-NTM co-isolations were searched for.RESULTS: A total of 2569 …

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