Clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of pulmonary disease caused by Mycobacterium chimaera

Seong Mi Moon, Su Young Kim, Byung Woo Jhun, Hyun Lee, Hye Yun Park, Kyeongman Jeon, Hee Jae Huh, Chang Seok Ki, Nam Yong Lee, Sung Jae Shin, Won Jung Koh

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Abstract

Mycobacterium chimaera is a recently described species distinct from M. intracellulare. M. chimaera is regarded as less virulent than M. intracellulare. Using multi-locus sequence-based identification, M. chimaera lung disease was diagnosed in 11 patients. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of M. chimaera lung disease were comparable to M. intracellulare lung disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume86
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (NRF-2015R1A2A1A01003959) and by a grant from the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) funded by the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea (HI15C2778).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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