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Opportunist mycobacteria in England and Wales: 1982 to 1994.
Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev 1996; 6(11):R147-51CD

Abstract

Three thousand and fifty-two infections with opportunist mycobacteria were reported to the PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre from 1982 to 1994. The commonest reported species was Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI), followed by M. kansasii and M. malmoense. The annual totals of opportunist mycobacteria increased steadily over this period, mostly, but not exclusively, due to an increase in reports of MAI associated with HIV infection. There were also increases in reports of MAI not associated with HIV infection, and in reports of M. malmoense. The increase in reports of opportunist mycobacteria was seen throughout England and Wales, but underreporting of MAI infection in the National Health Service Thames regions appears to have increased in recent years. Continued referral of isolates of opportunist mycobacteria to one of the PHLS regional centres for mycobacteriology or the Mycobacterium Reference Unit, and reporting to CDSC, is essential for the surveillance of these infections.

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Mycobacterium Reference Unit, Cardiff Public Health Laboratory, University Hospital of Wales.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8917989

Citation

Lamden, K, et al. "Opportunist Mycobacteria in England and Wales: 1982 to 1994." Communicable Disease Report. CDR Review, vol. 6, no. 11, 1996, pp. R147-51.
Lamden K, Watson JM, Knerer G, et al. Opportunist mycobacteria in England and Wales: 1982 to 1994. Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev. 1996;6(11):R147-51.
Lamden, K., Watson, J. M., Knerer, G., Ryan, M. J., & Jenkins, P. A. (1996). Opportunist mycobacteria in England and Wales: 1982 to 1994. Communicable Disease Report. CDR Review, 6(11), pp. R147-51.
Lamden K, et al. Opportunist Mycobacteria in England and Wales: 1982 to 1994. Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev. 1996 Oct 11;6(11):R147-51. PubMed PMID: 8917989.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Opportunist mycobacteria in England and Wales: 1982 to 1994. AU - Lamden,K, AU - Watson,J M, AU - Knerer,G, AU - Ryan,M J, AU - Jenkins,P A, PY - 1996/10/11/pubmed PY - 1996/10/11/medline PY - 1996/10/11/entrez SP - R147 EP - 51 JF - Communicable disease report. CDR review JO - Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev VL - 6 IS - 11 N2 - Three thousand and fifty-two infections with opportunist mycobacteria were reported to the PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre from 1982 to 1994. The commonest reported species was Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI), followed by M. kansasii and M. malmoense. The annual totals of opportunist mycobacteria increased steadily over this period, mostly, but not exclusively, due to an increase in reports of MAI associated with HIV infection. There were also increases in reports of MAI not associated with HIV infection, and in reports of M. malmoense. The increase in reports of opportunist mycobacteria was seen throughout England and Wales, but underreporting of MAI infection in the National Health Service Thames regions appears to have increased in recent years. Continued referral of isolates of opportunist mycobacteria to one of the PHLS regional centres for mycobacteriology or the Mycobacterium Reference Unit, and reporting to CDSC, is essential for the surveillance of these infections. SN - 1350-9349 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8917989/Opportunist_mycobacteria_in_England_and_Wales:_1982_to_1994_ L2 - http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=kb-05-01-05 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -