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Table 2 Distribution of treated patients according to the species and the results of microscopy

From: Management of patients with pulmonary mycobacteriosis in France: a multicenter retrospective cohort study

  Treated patients
  Total available data Positive-smear results
N/A* (%)
Negative-smear results
N/A* (%)
Mycobacterium avium complex 280 73/96 (76.0) 115/184 (62.5)
Mycobacterium xenopi 53 24/36 (66.7) 29/55 (52.7)
Mycobacterium kansasii 18 8/11 (72.7) 10/13 (76.9)
Mycobacterium fortuitum complex 4 2/3 (66.7) 2/14 (14.3)
Mycobacterium abscessus complex 13 8/11 (72.7) 5/7 (71.4)
Other species 16 8/13 (61.5) 8/21 (38.1)
Total 292 123/170 (72.4) 169/294 (57.5)
  1. N/A*: number of results among available data