[Evaluation of middle lobe syndrome: bronchial washing cultures testing positive for Mycobacterium avium complex].

Abstract

From 1988 to 1995, a bronchial washing was performed on 118 cases of middle lobe syndrome at the National Himeji Hospital. Twenty cases (16.9%) were positive for Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). All cases were middle-aged (mean age 54.8), non-smoking women. Fourteen cases were asymptomatic and showed only abnormal shadow on chest X-ray film, while others… (More)

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@article{Kimoto1997EvaluationOM, title={[Evaluation of middle lobe syndrome: bronchial washing cultures testing positive for Mycobacterium avium complex].}, author={Takeo Kimoto and Tomohiro Kawamura and Yuji Nakahara and Yoshihiko Mochizuki}, journal={Kekkaku : [Tuberculosis]}, year={1997}, volume={72 2}, pages={61-5} }