high-resolution computed tomography and health-related quality of life in mycobacterium avium complex, japan.201323676171
[strategies for mycobacterium avium complex infection control in japan: how do they improve the present situation?].mycobacterium avium complex (mac) were the most frequently isolated (about 80%) and most common cause of lung nontuberculosis. its rate of infection is globally increasing, especially in japan. in this situation, it is urgently needed to provide scientific evidences and develop therapeutic interventions in mac infections. recently, more and more patients are elderly women with no history of smoking, and they have reticulonodular infiltrates and patchy bilateral bronchiectasis. however the progno ...201323672176
increasing patients with pulmonary mycobacterium avium complex disease and associated underlying diseases in japan.this study was conducted to evaluate trends in the isolation of strains of nontuberculous mycobacteria (ntm) and trends in the number of patients with pulmonary mycobacterium avium complex (mac) disease. we retrospectively reviewed microbiological results and clinical data to identify patients who were diagnosed with pulmonary mac disease at kyoto university hospital in japan between 2000 and 2013. ntm were isolated from 6327 of 80,285 samples (7.9%) for mycobacterial culture. the proportion of ...201525640532
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