Identification and Distribution of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria from 2005 to 2011 in Cheonan, Korea

  title={Identification and Distribution of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria from 2005 to 2011 in Cheonan, Korea},
  author={Jae Kyung Kim and Insoo Rheem},
  booktitle={Tuberculosis and respiratory diseases},
BACKGROUND Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are considered opportunistic pathogens, and several species of NTM are associated with human diseases that typically involve the pulmonary, skin/soft tissue, or lymphatic systems; such infection may also cause disseminated diseases. Recent studies have reported increasing rates of NTM-induced disease worldwide. METHODS Respiratory samples are being analyzed for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) culture and NTM identification at Dankook University Hospital in… CONTINUE READING


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