Chest computed tomography predicts microbiological burden and symptoms in pulmonary Mycobacterium xenopi.

@article{Marras2013ChestCT,
  title={Chest computed tomography predicts microbiological burden and symptoms in pulmonary Mycobacterium xenopi.},
  author={Theodore Konstantine Marras and Ute Wagnetz and Frances B. Jamieson and Demetris A Patsios},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={92-101}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The development of computed tomography (CT) findings usually precedes the diagnosis of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection. The utility of specific CT scan features, although often available long before respiratory sample cultures, is not fully understood. We sought to assess associations among CT features, symptoms and microbiological disease criteria in pulmonary Mycobacterium xenopi isolation. METHODS We reviewed 70 consecutive immunocompetent patients… CONTINUE READING