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Non-tuberculous mycobacteria in patients with bronchiectasis
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    Authors' reply to Koh and Kwon

    Dear Editor,

    We would agree with much of the content of the interesting letter from Doctors Koh and Kwon, particularly the details of M.avium complex infection and the use of CT scans in making the diagnosis.[1] We have also had experience of bronchoscopy and biopsy being necessary to make the diagnosis in some cases with suggestive radiology. The one point on which we disagree is the value of routine annual scr...

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    Bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infection
    • Won-Jung Koh, Assistant Professor
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      • O Jung Kwon

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the paper by Wickremasinghe et al. on the prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in patients with bronchiectasis.[1] They showed that the prevalence of NTM was uncommon (only 2%) both in 50 newly referred patients and 50 follow up patients. However, the authors stated in the Discussion that it is now our practice to screen our patients routinely once a year bec...

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