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Volume 26, Number 3—March 2020

Risk Factors for Complicated Lymphadenitis Caused by Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Children

Martin Kuntz, Daniela S. Kohlfürst, Cornelia Feiterna-Sperling, Renate Krüger, Ulrich Baumann, Laura Buchtala, Roland Elling, Veit Grote, Johannes Hübner, Markus Hufnagel, Petra Kaiser-Labusch, Johannes Liese, Eva-Maria Otto, Markus A. Rose1, Christian Schneider, Volker Schuster, Maximilian Seidl, Olaf Sommerburg, Markus Vogel2, Horst von Bernuth, Michael Weiß, Theodor Zimmermann, Alexandra Nieters, Werner Zenz, Philipp HennekeComments to Author , and for the NTMkids Consortium
Author affiliations: University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany (M. Kuntz, R. Elling, M. Hufnagel, C. Schneider, M. Seidl, A. Nieters, P. Henneke); Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria (D.S. Kohlfürst, W. Zenz); Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany (C. Feiterna-Sperling, R. Krüger, H. von Bernuth); Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany (U. Baumann); Professor-Hess-Kinderklinik, Bremen, Germany (L. Buchtala, P. Kaiser-Labusch); Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, Munich, Germany (V. Grote, J. Hübner); University Children’s Hospital, Würzburg, Germany (J. Liese); Children’s Hospital, Cologne, Germany (E.-M. Otto, M. Weiß); Goethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany (M.A. Rose); University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (V. Schuster); University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany (O. Sommerburg); Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (M. Vogel); Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany (T. Zimmermann)

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Table 1

Number and distribution of patients identified with various Mycobacteria species by culture and PCR across 13 centers in Germany and Austria*

Mycobacteria species Total no. Negative culture, no. Participating center
M. avium 73 18 29 14 15 15
M. intracellulare 6 2 2 2 2 0
MAI complex, nonspecified 2 0 0 0 1 1
M. malmoense 4 3 1 0 3 0
M. kansasii 4 2 2 0 1 1
M. haemophilum 2 2 0 0 2 0
M. austroamericanum 1 1 0 1 0 0
M. bohemicum 1 0 0 0 0 1
M. celatum 1 0 0 1 0 0
M. gordunae 1 0 0 1 0 0
M. stomatepiae 1 0 1 0 0 0

*Culture remained negative in some cases and nontuberculous mycobacteria were identified only by PCR. Combined data from the 10 smaller centers are represented in A and the 3 largest centers are represented by B, C, and D. MAI, mycobacterium avium-intracellular infection.

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1Current affiliation: Olga Children’s Hospital, Stuttgart, Germany.

2Current affiliation: Hospital Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany.

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