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Clinical features and incidence of Mycobacterium avium infections in children
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2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, Vol. 40, no 6-7, 481-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mycobacterium avium is the most common pathogen in children presenting as non-tuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis. In Sweden non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection is a notifiable disease. The goal of our study was to determine the annual incidence of M. avium infection in Swedish children, 1998-2003, and describe clinical features related to age and treatment of children with M. avium lymphadenitis. To do this, we retrospectively analysed patient records of 162 children less than 7 y of age from the entire country with culture-verified M. avium disease. The incidence of M. avium infection in Sweden was lower in 2000-2003 than in 1998-1999. Young children (

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2008. Vol. 40, no 6-7, 481-6 p.
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Mycobacterium avium, children, Sweden
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Infectious Medicine
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-88460DOI: 10.1080/00365540701840088ISI: 000257148100006PubMedID: 18584535OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-88460DiVA: diva2:158439
Available from: 2009-02-02 Created: 2009-02-02 Last updated: 2009-06-29Bibliographically approved

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