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Table 1 Distribution of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from clinical specimens

From: Identification of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from clinical specimens at a tertiary care hospital: a cross-sectional study

  NTM identified Pulmonary isolates Extra-pulmonary isolates Total
RGM     
M. fortuitum 16 5 21
M. chelonae-abscessus 6 0 6
M. mucogenicum 9 3 12
M. smegmatis 11 0 11
M. vaccae 4 0 4
Unidentified 17 0 17
SGM     
M. avium complex 11 3 14
M. kansasii 4 0 4
M. flavescens 1 0 1
Unidentified 13 1 14
Total   92 12 104
  1. RGM = rapidly growing Mycobacteria; SGM = slowly growing mycobacteria.