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Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Clinics, United Kingdom, 2009

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Paul Seddon, Katy Fidler, Sundhya Raman, Hilary Wyatt, Gary Ruiz, Caroline Elston, Felicity Perrin, Khin Gyi, Diana Bilton, Francis Drobniewski, Melanie Newport

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1130
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
PublishedJul 2013

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Abstract

Incidence of pulmonary infection with nontuberculous nnycobacteria (NTM) is increasing among persons with cystic fibrosis (CF). We assessed prevalence and management in CF centers in the United Kingdom and found 5.0% of 3,805 adults and 3.3% of 3,3.17 children had recently been diagnosed with NTM. Of those, 44% of adults and 47% of children received treatment.

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