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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Moon, S. M., Kim, S. Y., Jhun, B. W., Lee, H., Park, H. Y., Jeon, K., Huh, H. J., Ki, C. S., Lee, N. Y., Shin, S. J., & Koh, W. J. (2016). Clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of pulmonary disease caused by Mycobacterium chimaera. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 86(4), 382-384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.09.016