Trends in nontuberculous mycobacteria infection in children and young people with cystic fibrosis

J Cyst Fibros. 2021 Sep;20(5):737-741. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2020.09.007. Epub 2020 Sep 16.


Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is of growing concern in cystic fibrosis (CF). UK CF Registry data were analyzed from 2016 to 2018. Prevalence of infection stabilized in the pediatric age-group during this period but remained substantially higher than in 2010. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection were associated with NTM infection.

Keywords: Cystic fibrosis; Nontuberculous mycobacteria; Pediatrics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cystic Fibrosis / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / epidemiology*
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / microbiology*
  • Prevalence
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology