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Table 3 Host characteristics among patients meeting ATS/IDSA criteria for NTM lung disease

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

  Demographics Lung disease Host predisposition
Organism (N) Age (median) Sex
M:F
Immigrant n (%) COPD
n (%)
Cystic Fibrosis
n (%)
Other lung dza
n (%)
DM/ESRD/CVD
n (%)
Cancer
n (%)
HIV
n (%)
Transplant
n (%)
Total meeting ATS/IDSA criteria (83) 59 28:55 1 (1) 19 (23) 6 (7) 13 (16) 11 (13) 10 (12) 3 (4) 5 (6)
MAC (57) 62 15:42 0 10 (18) 3 (5) 8 (14) 8 (14) 8 (14) 2 (4) 2 (4)
M. kansasii (4) 43 3:1 0 2 (50) 0 1 (25) 0 0 0 0
M. xenopi (4) 70 4:0b 0 2 (50) 0 0 0 0 1 (25) 0
M. abscessus (3) 43 0:3 1 (33) 1 (33) 0 1 (33) 0 0 0 1 (33)
M. fortuitum (3) 62 0:3 0 0 0 1 (33) 1 (33) 2 (66) 0 0
Mixedc (8) 42 4:4 0 2 (50) 3 (38d) 1 (13) 2 (25) 0 0 2 (25)
Othere (4) 59 2:2 0 2 (50) 0 1 (25) 3 (75) 0 0 0
  1. aOther lung disease = asthma, alpha-1-antitrypsin, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, and silicosis.
  2. b M. xenopi associated with male gender, p = 0.01.
  3. cMixed included 4 MAC + M. abscessus infections, 1 MAC + M. fortuitum infection, 1 MAC + M. terrae infection, and 1 M. abscessus + M. chelonae infection. 5 of 8 M. abscessus infections were mixed, vs. 3 of 75 non-abscessus infections, p < 0.05.
  4. d Cystic fibrosis was statistically associated with mixed infections vs. non-mixed infections, p < 0.05.
  5. e Other infections included 1 each of M. chelonae, M. simiae, M. szulgai, and M. terrae.
  6. DM = diabetes mellitus. ESRD = end-stage renal disease. CVD = collagen vascular disease.