Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease Following Hot Tub Exposure

Emerg Infect Dis. Nov-Dec 2001;7(6):1039-42. doi: 10.3201/eid0706.010623.

Abstract

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have been recognized as an important cause of disease in immunocompromised hosts. Pulmonary disease caused by NTM is increasingly recognized in previously healthy persons. Investigation of pulmonary disease affecting a family of five identified an indoor hot tub as the source of NTM-related disease.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Baths / adverse effects*
  • Child
  • Colorado / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium avium Complex*
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection / epidemiology*
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection / etiology
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection / microbiology
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection / physiopathology