Incidence rate of nontuberculous mycobacterial disease in immunocompetent children: a prospective nationwide surveillance study in Germany

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Jul;28(7):642-4. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181978e8e.

Abstract

An increasing incidence in disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria is being reported. We investigated the burden of disease in immunocompetent German children in a prospective nationwide study from April 2003 to September 2005. Ninety-seven percent of children presented with lymphadenitis; median age was 2.5 years. Using the capture-recapture method, we estimated a cumulative incidence rate of 3.1/100000 children.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Germany / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Lymphadenitis / epidemiology
  • Lymphadenitis / microbiology
  • Male
  • Mycobacterium / classification
  • Mycobacterium / isolation & purification
  • Mycobacterium Infections / epidemiology*
  • Mycobacterium Infections / microbiology
  • Mycobacterium Infections / pathology
  • Prospective Studies