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Table 1 Sites of isolation of M. abscessus from human samples 2001-2010

From: Mycobacterium abscessus isolated from municipal water - a potential source of human infection

Site of isolate Frequency (%)
Blood 14 (2.9)
Bones and joints 5 (1)
Cutaneous/Soft tissue 108 (22.2)
Eye 1 (0.2)
Lymph node + Other 1 (0.2)
Lymph nodes 3 (0.6)
Peritoneal 2 (0.4)
Post surgical/Medical access device 19 (3.9)
Pulmonary 331 (68.1)
Unknown 2 (0.4)
Total 486 (100)