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Volume 27, Number 3—March 2021

Extrapulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections in Hospitalized Patients, United States, 2009–2014

Emily E. RicottaComments to Author , Jennifer Adjemian1, Rebekah A. Blakney, Yi Ling Lai, Sameer S. Kadri, and D. Rebecca Prevots
Author affiliations: National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (E.E. Ricotta, J. Adjemian, R.A. Blakney, Y.L. Lai, D.R. Prevots); US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Rockville, Maryland, USA (J. Adjemian); National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda (S.S. Kadri)

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Table 1

Classification of extrapulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection type, by body site, United States, 2009–2014*

Infection type Site
Skin and soft tissue
Arm, boil, cheek, ear, foot, genital, groin, incision, leg, lymph node, mass, neck, node, nodule, skin, thigh, tissue, wound
Blood Blood, blood capillary, blood line, blood venous, blood whole, central line
Bone and joint (sterile) Bone, bone marrow, wrist, synovial fluid, jaw, joint fluid, knee, hip
Central nervous system
Cerebrospinal fluid
Abdominal Liver, ascites fluid, gastric tube, abdominal fluid, gastric fluid, nasogastric aspirate, peritoneal, peritoneal dialysis fluid, peritoneal fluid, gastric aspirate, perianal, colonic wash, feces, rectal, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy site
Urinary Urine, urine catheterized, urine clean catch, urine midstream, urine voided
Other Eye fluid, cervical, pericardial fluid, sternal, exit site, foreign body, pacemaker, plate, prosthesis, surgical, nasopharynx, throat, nonsterile bone and joint

*Data from in Cerner Health Facts database (

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1Current affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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