Distinguishing Tuberculosis from Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease, Oregon, USA
Published Date:Mar 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(3):506-509.
Aged, 80 And Over
Predictive Value Of Tests
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobatcteria
Description:To determine whether tuberculosis (TB) and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection patients could be distinguished from one another with limited information, we compared pulmonary TB and NTM patients during 2005-2006. Our finding that age, birthplace, and presence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease could differentiate TB and NTM disease could assist tuberculosis control efforts.
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