Disease caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria in a university hospital in Taiwan, 1997-2003.


From January 1997 to December 2003, all patients with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) isolation who were treated at a university hospital in Taiwan were evaluated. Among the 2650 NTM isolates, 1225 (46.2%) were from 412 patients with clinically significant diseases. The annual incidence (per 100000 patients) of disease caused by NTM was 8.96 in 1997, 21… (More)


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