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Table 2 Rare NTM species isolated from respiratory specimens during the study period

From: Frequency and clinical implications of the isolation of rare nontuberculous mycobacteria

Species N (%)
   Mycobacterium conceptionense 9 (12.3)
   Mycobacterium chelonae 7 (9.6)
   Mycobacterium lentiflavum 7 (9.6)
   Mycobacterium mageritense* 7 (9.6)
   Mycobacterium chimaera 6 (8.2)
   Mycobacterium terrae 5 (6.8)
   Mycobacterium kumamotonense 4 (5.5)
   Mycobacterium porcinum 3 (4.1)
   Mycobacterium goodie 2 (2.7)
   Mycobacterium nebraskense 2 (2.7)
   Mycobacterium phocaicum* 2 (2.7)
   Mycobacterium septicum 2 (2.7)
   Mycobacterium celatum 1 (1.4)
   Mycobacterium holsaticum 1 (1.4)
   Mycobacterium senuense 1 (1.4)
   Mycobacterium arupense 1 (1.4)
   Mycobacterium kubicae 1 (1.4)
   Mycobacterium neoaurum 1 (1.4)
   Mycobacterium xenopi 1 (1.4)
   Failed species identification‡ 10 (13.7)
Total 73 (100.0)
  1. *M. mageritense and M. phocaicum were isolated from a single patient.
  2. M. chimaera was isolated three times from a single patient.
  3. ‡Identification was attempted but failed at species level.