Association between 16S-23S internal transcribed spacer sequence groups of Mycobacterium avium complex and pulmonary disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Organisms within the Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) may have differential virulence. We compared 33 subjects with MAC pulmonary disease to 75 subjects with a single positive culture without disease. M. avium isolates were significantly more likely to be associated with MAC pulmonary disease (odds ratio = 5.14, 95% confidence interval = 1.25 to 22.73) than M. intracellulare.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stout, JE; Hopkins, GW; McDonald, JR; Quinn, A; Hamilton, CD; Reller, LB; Frothingham, R

Published Date

  • August 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2790 - 2793

PubMed ID

  • 18550734

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2519484

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.00719-08


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States