Skip to main content

Table 2 Clinical, radiological and microbiological characteristics of individuals with NTM

From: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in Zambia: prevalence, clinical, radiological and microbiological characteristics

Clinical Symptoms: Number Percent (%)
 Cough 489 52.98
 Fever 324 35.10
 Chest pain 656 71.07
 Unintentional weight loss 329 35.64
Expert radiology reading:   
 Bronchiectasis 66 7.15
 Nodules 203 21.99
 Cavitation 127 13.76
 Fibrosis 140 15.17
 Miliary TB 19 2.06
 Not available 368 39.87
Smear:   
 Positive 51 5.53
 Negative 872 94.47
HIV status:   
 Positive 54 5.85
 Negative 572 61.97
 Not available 297 32.18