TABLE 3.

Species of NTM cultured from the respiratory secretions of patients with CFa

Species% of NTM isolates from CF patients
M. avium complex21-72
M. abscessus b 16-48
M. gordonae 6-18
M. chelonae 3-8
M. kansasii 1-6
M. fortuitum c 1-4
M. scrofulaceum 3
M. szulgai 3
M. xenopi 2-3
M. lentiflavum 1-3
M. simiae 1
M. malmoense 1
M. terrae complex1
  • a Based on data from references 440, 460, and 508.

  • b Includes M. massiliense and M. bolletii.

  • c Includes M. peregrinum.