Comparison of Clinical Features, Virulence, and Relapse among Mycobacterium avium Complex Species.

@article{Boyle2015ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of Clinical Features, Virulence, and Relapse among Mycobacterium avium Complex Species.},
  author={Daniel P Boyle and Teresa R. Zembower and Susheel Reddy and Chao Qi},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={191 11},
  pages={1310-7}
}
RATIONALE Traditionally, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) has been composed of M. avium and M. intracellulare; however, advances in genetic sequencing have allowed discovery of several novel species. With these discoveries, investigation of differences in risk factors, virulence, and clinical outcomes have emerged. OBJECTIVES We conducted a retrospective cohort study evaluating all MAC isolates obtained from pulmonary specimens at our institution from 2000 to 2012 and investigated the… CONTINUE READING
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