Increasing incidence of Mycobacterium xenopi at Bellevue hospital: An emerging pathogen or a product of improved laboratory methods?

@article{Donnabella2000IncreasingIO,
  title={Increasing incidence of Mycobacterium xenopi at Bellevue hospital: An emerging pathogen or a product of improved laboratory methods?},
  author={Vincent Donnabella and John Salazar-Schicchi and Sigrid Bonk and Brian Hanna and William Rom},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2000},
  volume={118 5},
  pages={1365-70}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To investigate the dramatic rise in number of Mycobacterium xenopi isolates identified in our mycobacteriology laboratory, and to determine if this increase was due to emerging clinical pathology or to changes in culture technique. DESIGN Retrospective chart and laboratory review. SETTING University-affiliated tertiary-care city hospital. PATIENTS Eighty-one patients with a single culture positive for M xenopi from 1975 to 1994 (period 1), and 47 patients with two or more… CONTINUE READING
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