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Table 2

Distribution of underlying pulmonary diseases in patients with NTM isolated from pulmonary samples, hospitalized at General Hospital Zabok, from 2007 to 2012

Underlying diseaseNumber (%)
AECOPD 69 (46) 
Pneumonia 40 (26.6) 
Lung cancer 14 (9.3) 
Inflamed bronchiectasis 12 (8) 
Exacerbation of asthma 7 (4.6) 
Active pulmonary TB 6 (4) 
Aspergilloma 1 (0.6) 
IPF 1 (0.6) 
Underlying diseaseNumber (%)
AECOPD 69 (46) 
Pneumonia 40 (26.6) 
Lung cancer 14 (9.3) 
Inflamed bronchiectasis 12 (8) 
Exacerbation of asthma 7 (4.6) 
Active pulmonary TB 6 (4) 
Aspergilloma 1 (0.6) 
IPF 1 (0.6) 

AECOPD – acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; IPF – idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; TB – tuberculosis.

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