Nontuberculous mycobacteria: incidence in Southwest Ireland from 1987 to 2000.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209003
Title:
Nontuberculous mycobacteria: incidence in Southwest Ireland from 1987 to 2000.
Authors:
Kennedy, M P; O'Connor, T M; Ryan, C; Sheehan, S; Cryan, B; Bredin, C
Affiliation:
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland., kenne036@mc.duke.edu
Citation:
Respir Med. 2003 Mar;97(3):257-63.
Journal:
Respiratory medicine
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209003
PubMed ID:
12645833
Abstract:
SETTING: The Southwest of Ireland (Counties Cork and Kerry) 1987-2000, average population 549,500. OBJECTIVE: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause significant morbidity worldwide and the study of epidemiology and characteristics helps in their prevention and treatment. This study was performed to determine the incidence of NTM disease in comparison to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) and Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) in Southwest Ireland, over the above time period. DESIGN: A retrospective study was carried out in all human isolates of NTM, M. tuberculosis and M. bovis between 1987 and 2000, in the Southwest Region of Ireland. RESULTS: The mean incidence of NTM (0.4/100,000 population) has risen since 1995, principally of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium intracellulare complex (MAC). The annual incidence of M. tuberculosis in humans over 14 years in the same region was 971/100,000 population with a significant reduction since 1994 and M. bovis remained constant at 0.5/100,000 population. CONCLUSION: The increasing incidence of disease causing NTM noted in Southwest Ireland reflects global data and is surmised to be due to an ageing population, increased incidence related to chronic fibrotic lung disease, and environmental mycobacterial factors.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Female; Humans; Incidence; Ireland/epidemiology; Male; Middle Aged; Mycobacterium Infections/*epidemiology; Retrospective Studies
ISSN:
0954-6111 (Print); 0954-6111 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, M Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, T Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCryan, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorBredin, Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:09:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:09:40Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:09:40Z-
dc.identifier.citationRespir Med. 2003 Mar;97(3):257-63.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0954-6111 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0954-6111 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid12645833en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209003-
dc.description.abstractSETTING: The Southwest of Ireland (Counties Cork and Kerry) 1987-2000, average population 549,500. OBJECTIVE: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause significant morbidity worldwide and the study of epidemiology and characteristics helps in their prevention and treatment. This study was performed to determine the incidence of NTM disease in comparison to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) and Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) in Southwest Ireland, over the above time period. DESIGN: A retrospective study was carried out in all human isolates of NTM, M. tuberculosis and M. bovis between 1987 and 2000, in the Southwest Region of Ireland. RESULTS: The mean incidence of NTM (0.4/100,000 population) has risen since 1995, principally of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium intracellulare complex (MAC). The annual incidence of M. tuberculosis in humans over 14 years in the same region was 971/100,000 population with a significant reduction since 1994 and M. bovis remained constant at 0.5/100,000 population. CONCLUSION: The increasing incidence of disease causing NTM noted in Southwest Ireland reflects global data and is surmised to be due to an ageing population, increased incidence related to chronic fibrotic lung disease, and environmental mycobacterial factors.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium Infections/*epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.titleNontuberculous mycobacteria: incidence in Southwest Ireland from 1987 to 2000.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Respiratory Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland., kenne036@mc.duke.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.journalRespiratory medicineen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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