Clinical analysis of patients with pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease complicated by pneumothorax.

@article{Kobashi2013ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical analysis of patients with pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease complicated by pneumothorax.},
  author={Yoshihiro Kobashi and Keiji Mouri and Yasushi Obase and Shigeki Kato and Mikio Oka},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 22},
  pages={2511-5}
}
OBJECTIVE We clarified the clinical characteristics of patients with pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease complicated by pneumothorax. METHODS We retrospectively selected 220 patients who satisfied the diagnostic criteria for NTM disease proposed by the American Thoracic Society (ATS). Nine patients with pulmonary NTM disease were complicated with pneumothorax. We investigated the patients' background, laboratory findings, radiological findings, treatment and prognoses… CONTINUE READING