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Research Article

Occurrence of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Infection in an Endemic Area of Tuberculosis

  • Ana Roberta Fusco da Costa mail,

    robertafusco@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

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  • Joseph O. Falkinham III,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Maria Luiza Lopes,

    Affiliation: Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

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  • Adriana Rodrigues Barretto,

    Affiliation: João de Barros Barreto University Hospital, Federal University of Para, Belem, Para, Brazil

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  • João Soares Felicio,

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Medicine, Federal University of Para, Belem, Para, Brazil

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  • Lúcia Helena Messias Sales,

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Medicine, Federal University of Para, Belem, Para, Brazil

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  • Jeann Ricardo da Costa Bahia,

    Affiliation: Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

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  • Emilyn Costa Conceição,

    Affiliation: Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

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  • Karla Valéria Batista Lima

    Affiliation: Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

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  • Published: July 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002340

About the Authors

Ana Roberta Fusco da Costa, Maria Luiza Lopes, Jeann Ricardo da Costa Bahia, Emilyn Costa Conceição, Karla Valéria Batista Lima
Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil
Joseph O. Falkinham III
Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
Adriana Rodrigues Barretto
João de Barros Barreto University Hospital, Federal University of Para, Belem, Para, Brazil
João Soares Felicio, Lúcia Helena Messias Sales
Department of Integrative Medicine, Federal University of Para, Belem, Para, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: robertafusco@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ARFdC JOF. Performed the experiments: ARFdC JRdCB MLL ECC. Analyzed the data: ARFdC JOF ARB JSF LHMS KVBL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ARFdC MLL KVBL. Wrote the paper: ARFdC JOF ARB.