Volume 19, Number 3—March 2013
CME ACTIVITY - Research
Clinical and Therapeutic Features of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Characteristic||No. (%) patients|
|Male sex||108 (62.1)|
|Age, median y (range)
|Past or current smoker‡
|Respiratory symptoms only||106 (60.9)|
|Fever and weight loss||15 (8.6)|
|Respiratory and systemic symptoms
(fever, weight loss)
|Previous TB treatment|
|Treated previously for TB||101 (58)|
|Referred while being treated for TB
|Radiology results (lesion type)|
|Cavitary disease||118 (67.8)|
|Median duration of treatment, mo (range)
|ATS microbiologic criteria|
|1 positive sputum culture||47 (27)|
|>2 positive sputum cultures
||101 1 (58)
|Bronchoalveolar lavage||24 (13.8)|
|Lung biopsy||2 (1.1))|
*PNTM, pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease; TB, tuberculosis; ATS, American Thoracic Society.
†Data are as indicated in the left column.
‡Smoking data were missing for 21 patients.
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