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Table 2 Patients’ characterization according to the molecular identification of mycobacteria species

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

Patients’ Characterization Molecular Diagnosis (PCR-RFLP)  
M. tuberculosis M. avium type 1 M. avium type 2 M. kansasii M. intracellulare type 1 M. mucogenicum M. chelonae M. terrae type 3 MNT unknown Negative Total
Gender Male 26 6 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 40
Female 9 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 15
Age <25 years 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
25-50 years 17 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 23
>50 years 14 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 25
AFB Positive 21 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 27
Negative 14 6 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 28
Culture time >15 days 30 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 44
<15 days 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7
Without information 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Clinical diagnoses Pulmonary tuberculosis 23 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 34
Unspecified tuberculosis 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Miliary tuberculosis 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Pleural tuberculosis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Lymph Node tuberculosis 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Bone tuberculosis 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Vesical tuberculosis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Meningitis - tuberculosis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
HIV Status HIV positive 6 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 18
HIV negative 29 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 37