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January 2013 pulmonary journal club

Keywords: nontuberculous mycobacterial infection , tuberculosis , scoliosis , adipokines , pectus excavatum , cardiact troponin , troponin , acute exacerbation , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , myocardial injury

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No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. Kartalija M, Ovrutsky AR, Bryan CL, Pott GB, Fantuzzi G, Thomas J, Strand MJ, Bai X, Ramamoorthy P, Rothman MS, Nagabhushanam V, McDermott M, Levin AR, Frazer-Abel A, Giclas PC, Korner J, Iseman MD, Shapiro L, Chan ED. Patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease exhibit unique body and immune phenotypes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;187(2):197-205. Among patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease is a subset of previously healthy women with a slender body morphotype, often with scoliosis and/or pectus excavatum. The authors enrolled 103 patients with NTM and 101 uninfected control subjects of similar demographics. Patients withNTM had significantly lower body mass index and body fat and were significantly taller than control subjects. Scoliosis, pectus excavatum and gastroesophageal reflux were significantly more prevalent in patients with NTM. The normal relationships between the adipokines and body fat were lost and IFN-g and IL-10 levels were significantly suppressed …

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