Clinical Presentations of Intrathoracic Disease Caused by Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Children

Systemic Presentation (Group 1; n = 26)Respiratory Presentation* (Group 2; n = 17)
Days of illness before presentation
 Median duration10 d28 d
 Range1–196 d3–84 d
Respiratory symptoms
 Median duration before presentation10 d28 d
 Range3–42 d3–84 d
 No. affected patients23 (88%)None
 Median duration before presentation14 d
 Range1–196 d
Weight loss/anorexia
 No. of affected patients9 (35%)None
 Median duration before presentation9 d
 Range3–42 d
  • * Respiratory symptoms are most often described in case reports as including cough, wheezing, and/or respiratory distress.