Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease, Germany, 2009-2014

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Jun;22(6):1102-5. doi: 10.3201/eid2206.151642.


We analyzed routine statutory health insurance claim data to determine prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease in Germany. Documented prevalence rates of this nonnotifiable disease increased from 2.3 to 3.3 cases/100,000 population from 2009 to 2014. Prevalence showed a strong association with advanced age and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Keywords: Atypical mycobacterial infection; COPD; Germany; Mycobacterium avium complex; NTM-PD; bronchiectasis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; cystic fibrosis; international classification of diseases; nontuberculous mycobacteria; pulmonary; respiratory infections; tuberculosis.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Germany / epidemiology
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / epidemiology*
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / history
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / microbiology*
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacteria*
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / epidemiology*
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / history
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Population Surveillance
  • Prevalence
  • Sex Factors
  • Young Adult