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Table 1 Site of infection for mycobacterial isolates, 2001-2009 (n = 494)

From: Mycobacterial infections in a large Virginia hospital, 2001-2009

Species (n; %) Lung (n) Skin, soft tissue, bone (n) Multiple/
Disseminated (n)
Lymphatic (n) Other sitea (n)
TB (37) 22 2 5 3 5
MAC (202) 157 11 18 11 5
M. gordonae (142) 137 0 0 0 5b
M. abscessus (22) 16 3 1 1 1
M. fortuitum (19) 12 5 1 0 1
M. chelonae (14) 7 3 3 0 1
M. kansasii (14) 14 0 0 0 0
M. marinum (8) 0 8 0 0 0
Other NTM (36)c 29 3 2 0 2
Total (494) 394 35 30 15 20
  1. aOther sites included genitourinary, pericardium, catheters, and wounds,
  2. b M. gordonae from other sites included 2 from urine and 2 from stool.
  3. c Other NTM from lung included 1 M. arupense, 1 M. interjectum, 2 M. kubicae, 1 M. margeritense, 1 M. mucogenicum, 2 M. nebraskense, 1 M. paraffinicum, 3 M. peregrinum, 2 M. scrofulaceum, 2 M. simiae, 1 M. szulgai, 5 M. terrae, 1 M. triplex, 1 unidentifiable NTM, 5 M. xenopi. Other NTM from skin, soft tissue, and bone contained 1 M. smegmatis, 1 M. peregrinum, and 1 M. xenopi infection. Other NTM from multiple/disseminated sites included 1 M. immunogenum and 1 M. haemophilum. Other NTM from Other sites included 1 M. fluoranthenivorans catheter infection and 1 M. terrae culture from urine.