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Volume 19, Number 3—March 2013

Clinical and Therapeutic Features of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Karla Gripp Couto de Mello, Fernanda C.Q. Mello, Liamar Borga, Valeria Rolla, Rafael S. Duarte, Elizabeth P. Sampaio, Steven M. Holland, D. Rebecca Prevots, and Margareth P. DalcolmoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: National School of Public Heath, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (K.G.C. de Mello, L. Borga, M.P. Dalcolmo); School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (F.Q. Mello); Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Rio de Janeiro (V. Rolla, E.P. Sampaio); Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (R.S. Duarte); and National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (S.M. Holland, D.R. Prevots)

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Table 4

Cure rates by species infecting patients with ATS-defined PNTM, Brazil, 1993–2011*

No. (%) patients cured
Total no.
Mycobacterium kansasii 30 (71.4) 42
M. avian complex 26 (57.8) 45
M. abscessus 6 (25.0) 24
M. fortuitum 5 (45.4) 11
2 (40.0)
Total 69 (54.3) 127

*ATS, American Thoracic Society; PNTM, pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease. Patients without identified species were excluded from this analysis.

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