The geographic diversity of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from pulmonary samples: an NTM-net collaborative study

Hoefsloot, Wouter, van Ingen, Jakko, Andrejak, Claire, Ängeby, Kristian, Bauriaud, Rosine, Bemer, Pascale, Beylis, Natalie, Boeree, Martin J., Cacho, Juana, Chihota, Violet, Chimara, Erica, Churchyard, Gavin, Cias, Raquel, Dasa, Rosa, Daley, Charles L., Dekhuijzen, P. N. Richard, Domingo, Diego, Drobniewski, Francis, Esteban, Jaime, Fauville-Dufaux, Maryse, Folkvardsen, Dorte Bek, Gibbons, Noel, Gómez-Mampaso, Enrique, Gonzales, Rosa, Hoffman, Harald, Hsueh, Po-Ren, Indra, Alexander, Jagielski, Tomasz, Jamieson, Frances, Jankovic, Mateja, Jong, Eefje, Keane, Joseph, Koh, Wo-Jung, Lange, Berit, Leao, Sylvia, Macedo, Rita, Mannsåker, Turid, Marras, Theodore K., Maugein, Jeannette, Milburn, Heather J., Mlinkó, Tamas, Morcillo, Nora, Morimoto, Kozo, Papaventsis, Dimitrios, Pelenque, Elia, Paez-Peña, Mar, Peirsimoni, Claudio, Polanová, Monika, Rastogi, Nalin, Richter, Elvira, Ruiz-Serrano, Maria Jesus, Silva, Anabela, da Silva, M. Pedro, Simsek, Hulya, van Sooligen, Dick, Szabó, Nora, Thomson, Rachel, Fernandez, Teresa Tórtola, Tortoli, Enrico, Totten, Sarah E., Tyrrell, Greg, Vasankari, Tuula, Villar, Miguel, Walkiewicz, Renata, Winthrop, Kevin L. and Wagner, Dirk (2013) The geographic diversity of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from pulmonary samples: an NTM-net collaborative study. European Respiratory Journal, 42 6: 1604-1613. doi:10.1183/09031936.00149212


Author Hoefsloot, Wouter
van Ingen, Jakko
Andrejak, Claire
Ängeby, Kristian
Bauriaud, Rosine
Bemer, Pascale
Beylis, Natalie
Boeree, Martin J.
Cacho, Juana
Chihota, Violet
Chimara, Erica
Churchyard, Gavin
Cias, Raquel
Dasa, Rosa
Daley, Charles L.
Dekhuijzen, P. N. Richard
Domingo, Diego
Drobniewski, Francis
Esteban, Jaime
Fauville-Dufaux, Maryse
Folkvardsen, Dorte Bek
Gibbons, Noel
Gómez-Mampaso, Enrique
Gonzales, Rosa
Hoffman, Harald
Hsueh, Po-Ren
Indra, Alexander
Jagielski, Tomasz
Jamieson, Frances
Jankovic, Mateja
Jong, Eefje
Keane, Joseph
Koh, Wo-Jung
Lange, Berit
Leao, Sylvia
Macedo, Rita
Mannsåker, Turid
Marras, Theodore K.
Maugein, Jeannette
Milburn, Heather J.
Mlinkó, Tamas
Morcillo, Nora
Morimoto, Kozo
Papaventsis, Dimitrios
Pelenque, Elia
Paez-Peña, Mar
Peirsimoni, Claudio
Polanová, Monika
Rastogi, Nalin
Richter, Elvira
Ruiz-Serrano, Maria Jesus
Silva, Anabela
da Silva, M. Pedro
Simsek, Hulya
van Sooligen, Dick
Szabó, Nora
Thomson, Rachel
Fernandez, Teresa Tórtola
Tortoli, Enrico
Totten, Sarah E.
Tyrrell, Greg
Vasankari, Tuula
Villar, Miguel
Walkiewicz, Renata
Winthrop, Kevin L.
Wagner, Dirk
Title The geographic diversity of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from pulmonary samples: an NTM-net collaborative study
Journal name European Respiratory Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0903-1936
1399-3003
Publication date 2013-04-18
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1183/09031936.00149212
Open Access Status
Volume 42
Issue 6
Start page 1604
End page 1613
Total pages 10
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher European Respiratory Society
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A significant knowledge gap exists concerning the geographical distribution of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) isolation worldwide.

To provide a snapshot of NTM species distribution, global partners in the NTM-Network European Trials Group (NET) framework (www.ntm-net.org), a branch of the Tuberculosis Network European Trials Group (TB-NET), provided identification results of the total number of patients in 2008 in whom NTM were isolated from pulmonary samples. From these data, we visualised the relative distribution of the different NTM found per continent and per country.

We received species identification data for 20 182 patients, from 62 laboratories in 30 countries across six continents. 91 different NTM species were isolated. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) bacteria predominated in most countries, followed by M. gordonae and M. xenopi. Important differences in geographical distribution of MAC species as well as M. xenopi, M. kansasii and rapid-growing mycobacteria were observed.

This snapshot demonstrates that the species distribution among NTM isolates from pulmonary specimens in the year 2008 differed by continent and differed by country within these continents. These differences in species distribution may partly determine the frequency and manifestations of pulmonary NTM disease in each geographical location.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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