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Table 2 Diagnostic yield for Mycobacterial spp. from abdominal specimens among endoscopy patients attending endoscopy clinic at University Teaching Hospital in Zambia

From: Diagnostic yield of nontuberculous mycobacteria in patients booked for endoscopy at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka

Specimen Total number isolated (%) Species isolated Diagnostic yield (%)
Descending colon biopsy 9 4 MTB
2 Mycobacterium gordonae
2 Mycobacterium kansasii
1 Mycobacterium genavense
9.8
(95% CI 3.7–15.8)
Stool 5 3 MTB
2 Mycobacterium gordonae
6.8
(95% CI 1.0–12.6)
Caecal biopsy 4 1 MTB
1 Mycobacterium kansasii
2 Mycobacterium gordonae
6.1
(95% CI 0.3–11.8)
Intestinal lavage 3 2 MTB
1 Mycobacterium gordonae
5.9
(95% CI 0.3–11.5)
  1. Sample size for the participants was n = 97
  2. Sampling was random among consenting respondents