Association between 16S-23S internal transcribed spacer sequence groups of Mycobacterium avium complex and pulmonary disease.
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.
Stout, JE; Hopkins, GW; McDonald, JR; Quinn, A; Hamilton, CD; Reller, LB; Frothingham, R
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