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the prevalence and clinical significance of pulmonary infection due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria in hong kong.an unexpected increase in positive sputum cultures of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (ntm) was noted in hong kong in 1990 compared to previous years, in contrast to a steady decline in the number of positive cultures of mycobacterium tuberculosis. a retrospective case note study was therefore undertaken to ascertain the clinical importance of the rise in ntm isolates. a representative sample of 183 of the 675 patients with ntm isolates from sputum during 1990 was identified. cases were assigned to ...19957708977
atypical mycobacterial cutaneous infections in hong kong: 10-year retrospective study.to review the epidemiology of atypical mycobacterial cutaneous infection in hong kong.200616495585
high recurrence rate supports need for secondary prophylaxis in non-hiv patients with disseminated mycobacterium avium complex infection: a multi-center observational study.long-term outcomes in non-hiv immunocompromised patients with disseminated mycobacterium avium complex (dmac) infections are unknown and the need for post-treatment secondary prophylaxis against mac is uncertain in this setting. the objective of this study was to determine the need of continuing secondary anti-mac prophylaxis in non-hiv patients after completing treatment of the primary dmac episode.201626861696
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