Middle-aged to elderly women have a higher asymptomatic infection rate with Mycobacterium avium complex, regardless of body habitus

Tomoyasu Nishimura, Yukiko Fujita-Suzuki, Masaaki Mori, Stephen M. Carpenter, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Eiko Tamizu, Ikuya Yano, Hiroshi Kawabe, Naoki Hasegawa

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Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) pulmonary disease is prevalent in middle-aged to elderly women with a thin body habitus. By comparing the rate of serologically diagnosed asymptomatic MAC infection and body mass index among 1033 healthy subjects, we find that middle-aged to elderly women became infected with MAC, regardless of their body habitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-555
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1



  • Japan
  • Mycobacterium avium complex
  • non-tuberculous mycobacteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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