Clinical and Therapeutic Features of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

@inproceedings{Mello2013ClinicalAT,
  title={Clinical and Therapeutic Features of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil},
  author={Karla Gripp Couto de Mello and Fernanda C Q Mello and Liamar Borga and Valeria C Rolla and Rafael Silva Duarte and Elizabeth Pereira Sampaio and Steven M. Holland and D. Rebecca Prevots and Margareth Dalcolmo},
  year={2013}
}
To identify clinical and therapeutic features of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (PNTM) disease, we conducted a retrospective analysis of patients referred to the Brazilian reference center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who received a diagnosis of PNTM during 1993–2011 with at least 1 respiratory culture positive for NTM. Associated conditions included bronchiectasis (21.8%), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (20.7%), cardiovascular disease (15.5%), AIDS (9.8… CONTINUE READING
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