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Table 2 Clinical symptoms of NTM lung disease

From: Characterization of non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease in Nanjing district of China

Symptoms No. of isolates MAB (n = 10) MAV (n = 10) MKA (n = 5) MIN (n = 6) MGO (n = 1) Total87 Percent
Cough/Expectoration 8 9 5 45 1 68 78.2%
Hemoptysis 6 0 0 11 0 17 19.5%
Chest Congestion 1 0 0 7 0 8 9.2%
Shortness of breath 2 2 0 5 0 9 10.3%
Fever 1 5 3 15 0 24 27.6%
Total 18 16 8 83 1 126  
Percent 14.3% 12.7% 6.3% 65.9% 0.8%   
  1. MAB M. chelonae ss. abscessus and M. chelonae complex, MAV M. avium, MKA M. kansasii, MIN M. intracellulare, MGO M. gordonae