Distinguishing Tuberculosis From Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease, Oregon, USA

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Mar;17(3):506-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1703.101164.

Abstract

To determine whether tuberculosis (TB) and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection patients could be distinguished from one another with limited information, we compared pulmonary TB and NTM patients during 2005-2006. Our finding that age, birthplace, and presence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease could differentiate TB and NTM disease could assist tuberculosis control efforts.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Lung Diseases / epidemiology
  • Lung Diseases / microbiology
  • Lung Diseases / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium Infections / diagnosis*
  • Mycobacterium Infections / epidemiology
  • Mycobacterium Infections / microbiology
  • Mycobacterium Infections / pathology
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis* / isolation & purification
  • Mycobacterium* / classification
  • Mycobacterium* / isolation & purification
  • Oregon / epidemiology
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prevalence
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / complications
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / microbiology
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / pathology
  • Young Adult