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Table 1 Results of culture and identification

From: Resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to antibiotics in Lao PDR: first multicentric study conducted in 3 hospitals

Number of patients with Total Vientiane Thakhek Luang Prabang p
≥ 1 positive culture (%) 104 39 (37.5) 38 (36.5) 27 (26)  
M. tuberculosis complex 87 34 (39.1) 31 (35.6) 22 (25.3) 0.7
NTM* 17 5 (29.4) 7 (41.2) 5 (29.4)  
  1. *NTM non-tuberculous mycobacteria (8 M. fortuitum, 1 M. scrofulaceum, 1 M. abscessus and 7 unidentified).