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Table 1 Characterization of NTM-infected patients diagnosed with tuberculosis based on conventional procedures compared with molecular methods

From: Diagnosis of mycobacterial infections based on acid-fast bacilli test and bacterial growth time and implications on treatment and disease outcome

Patient ID Age HIV Status Sample type AFB Culture/Period Clinical Diagnosis PCR-RFLP Treatment Clinical Outcome
9 67 - Sputum + Myc.sp/24 days Pulmonary Tuberculosis M. avium type 1 Substitute treatment Under treatment
10 23 + Gastric Aspirate + Myc.sp/25 days Tuberculosis unspecified M. avium type 1 Standard treatment Died
11 65 + Bronchial Aspirate - Myc.sp/30 days Pulmonary Tuberculosis M. avium type 1 Substitute treatment Under treatment
14 83 - Bronchial Aspirate + Myc. sp/no info. Pulmonary Tuberculosis M. kansasii type1 Standard treatment No adherence to treatment
21 45 + Bronchial Aspirate - Negative Pulmonary Tuberculosis Negative Standard treatment Completed treatment
22 77 - Sputum - Myc. sp/>15 days Tuberculosis unspecified M. terrae type 3 Substitute treatment No adherence to treatment
25 83 - Bronchial Aspirate - Myc. sp/30 days Pulmonary Tuberculosis M. intracellulare type 1 Standard treatment Completed treatment
28 22 + Liquor - Myc. sp./no info. Meningitis - Tuberculosis M. avium type 2 Standard treatment Under treatment
31 57 + Liquor - Myc. sp./no info. Pulmonary Tuberculosis Negative Substitute treatment Completed treatment
32 52 + Bronchial Aspirate - Myc. sp/45 days Pulmonary Tuberculosis M. avium type 1 Standard treatment Died
33 36 + Gastric Aspirate - Myc. sp/20 days Miliary Tuberculosis M. avium type 2 Substitute treatment Died
34 92 - Bronchial Aspirate - Myc. sp/18 days Pulmonary Tuberculosis NTM unknown pattern Standard treatment No adherence to treatment
36 52 - Bronchial Aspirate + Myc. sp/>15 days Pulmonary Tuberculosis M. kansasii type1 Standard treatment Under treatment
37 24 + Bronchial Aspirate + Myc. sp/35 days Pulmonary Tuberculosis M. avium type 1 Standard treatment Completed treatment
38 42 + Liquor - Myc. sp/16 days Bone Tuberculosis M. avium type 1 Standard treatment Completed treatment
39 40 + Cervical Lymph node - Myc. sp/45 days Lymph Node Tuberculosis M. avium type 1 Standard treatment Completed treatment
40 29 - Bronchial Aspirate - Myc. sp/10 days Pulmonary Tuberculosis M. mucogenicum Standard treatment No adherence to treatment
41 44 + Bone marrow Aspirate - Myc. sp >20 days Miliary Tuberculosis M. avium type 1 Standard treatment Completed treatment
52 59 + Gastric Aspirate - Myc. sp/25 days Miliary Tuberculosis M. avium type 1 Standard treatment Under treatment
54 77 - Surgical Scar - Myc. sp/05 days Bone Tuberculosis M. chelonae Substitute treatment Under treatment