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

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

Abstract

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