Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 27th, 2004
"Recent international guidelines published in 1997 and 1999 have proposed diagnostic and treatment criteria for disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). In this paper, the epidemiological data, diagnostic criteria, treatment regimens and outcomes from 117 HIV-negative patients who had a positive culture for NTM between 1995-1999 are reviewed," scientists in England report.
"The authors wished to identify factors associated with improved outcome in these patients. A total of 71 patients were believed to have a clinical disease caused by NTM, as defined by...
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