Identification of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from clinical specimens at a tertiary care hospital: a cross-sectional study

This study provides a baseline for future studies to compare Non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolation and their antimicrobial susceptibilities

Imran Ahmed

2013

Scholarcy highlights

  • Non-tuberculous mycobacteria are opportunistic pathogens in immuno-compromised patients
  • M. fortuitum was the commonest species reported from Iran and Turkey whereas M. avium complex predominated from most of the European countries and Brazil
  • Present study is the first from Pakistan describing identification of NTM species and their clinical significance from clinical specimens submitted to a tertiary care hospital
  • Finding of MAC as the commonest species associated with clinical disease followed by rapidly growing mycobacteria is in accordance with a study from Taiwan where most cases were caused by MAC and RGM
  • Another limitation of this study is unavailability of clinical details for all the cases which limited our ability to assess their clinical significance. This is the first study reporting NTM species and their clinical significance isolated from clinical specimens from Pakistan
  • Drug susceptibility testing results for RGM showed susceptibility to amikacin, clarithromycin, linezolid and moxifloxacin
  • This study provides a baseline for future studies to compare NTM isolation and their antimicrobial susceptibilities
  • This study provides a baseline for future studies to compare Non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolation and their antimicrobial susceptibilities

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