Mycobacterium abscessus lung disease is difficult to treat due to inducible resistance to macrolides. However, 15%–20% of isolates are macrolide susceptible. In 14 patients with macrolide-susceptible M. abscessus lung disease, all isolates had nonfunctional erm(41) gene, and sputum culture conversion rate was achieved in 93% (13/14) following antibiotic therapy.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Apr|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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 the Ministry of Education ( NRF-2016R1A6A3A11930364 ).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases