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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of patients infected with different NTM species

From: Diagnostic delay of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection in China

  M. intracellulare M. chelonae/abscessus complex M. kansasii M. gordonae M. fortuitum M. asiaticum M. farcinogenes Total
N (%) 42 (46.1) 26 (28.6) 11 (12.1) 5 (5.5) 5 (5.5) 1 (1.1) 1 (1.1) 91 (100.0)
Symptoms         
Chest pain/distress 10 (23.8) 14 (53.8) 1 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (40.0) 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 28 (30.8)
Cough 36 (85.7) 18 (69.2) 9 (81.8) 4 (80.0) 4 (80.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 72 (79.1)
Hemoptysis 8 (19.0) 6 (23.1) 6 (54.5) 2 (40.0) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 23 (25.3)
Fever/Sweats 21 (50.0) 16 (61.5) 1 (9.1) 1 (20.0) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 41 (45.1)
Comorbidities         
Comorbid conditions         
Diabetes 4 (9.5) 2 (7.7) 1 (9.1) 1 (20.0) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 9 (9.9)
Cardiac disease 6 (14.3) 0 (0.0) 2 (18.2) 2 (40.0) 2 (40.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 12 (13.2)
COPD 8 (19.0) 2 (7.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 11 (12.1)
Bronchiectasis 11 (26.2) 5 (19.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (20.0) 1 (100.0) 1 (100.0) 19 (20.9)
Chest Radiography         
Location in lung         
Bilateral 36 (85.7) 19 (73.1) 9 (81.8) 3 (60.0) 3 (60.0) 1 (100.0) 1 (100.0) 72 (79.1)
Simply left lung 2 (4.8) 2 (7.7) 1 (9.1) 1 (20.0) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 7 (7.7)
Simply right lung 4 (9.5) 5 (19.2) 1 (9.1) 1 (20.0) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 12 (13.2)
Diffuse lung (up and lower lobes) 20 (47.6) 13 (50.0) 4 (36.4) 1 (20.0) 3 (60.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 41 (45.1)
Infiltrates 36 (85.7) 21 (80.8) 8 (72.7) 4 (80.0) 5 (100) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 75 (82.4)
Cavitation 28 (66.7) 8 (30.8) 10 (90.9) 2 (40.0) 3 (60.0) 1 (100.0) 1 (100.0) 53 (58.2)
Nodules 30 (71.4) 18 (69.2) 11 (100) 3 (60.0) 4 (80.0) 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 67 (73.6)
Miliary pattern 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Consolidation 11(26.2) 4 (15.4) 1 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 18 (19.8)
Pleural effusion 4 (9.5) 5 (19.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (40.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 12 (13.2)
Pleural thickness 11 (26.2) 8 (30.8) 3 (27.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (20.0) 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 24 (26.4)
Adenopathy 20 (47.6) 6 (23.1) 2 (18.2) 0 (0.0) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 30 (33.0)