Tap Water Avoidance Decreases Rates of Hospital-Onset Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacteria.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We analyzed the impact of a hospital tap water avoidance protocol on respiratory isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). After protocol implementation, hospital-onset episodes of respiratory NTM isolation on high risk units decreased from 41.0 to 9.9 episodes per 10,000 patient-days (incidence rate ratio, 0.24; 95% confidence interval, 0.17-0.34; P&.0001).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baker, AW; Stout, JE; Anderson, DJ; Sexton, DJ; Smith, B; Moehring, RW; Huslage, K; Hostler, CJ; Lewis, SS

Published Date

  • August 23, 2020

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 32829397

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/cid/ciaa1237


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States