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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