Table 1

 Underlying conditions: 302 total M kansasii patients compared with 24 M kansasii deaths

ConditionsTotal number (%)M kansasii deaths number (%)
*Two cases of heart transplant and one case of renal transplant.
Heavy smoking220 (73)20 (83)
COPD197 (65)23 (96)
Alcohol misuse170 (56)14 (58)
Peptic ulcer disease60 (20)5 (21)
Coronary artery disease60 (20)7 (29)
Prior TB43 (14)7 (29)
Psychosis38 (13)5 (21)
Prior pneumonia36 (12)10 (42)
Cirrhosis26 (9)1 (4)
Diabetes mellitus20 (7)2 (8)
Bronchogenic carcinoma17 (6)2 (8)
Congestive heart failure16 (5)3 (13)
Extrapulmonary malignancy13 (4)2 (8)
Cor pulmonale9 (3)4 (17)
Rheumatoid arthritis8 (3)1 (4)
Cholecystectomy8 (3)1 (4)
Malnutrition8 (3)6 (25)
AIDS7 (2)
Bronchiectasis7 (2)1 (4)
Asthma6 (2)2 (8)
Intravenous drug misuse (four with AIDS)6 (2)
Silicosis5 (2)1 (4)
Corticosteroid use3 (1)1 (4)
Organ transplant*3 (1)
Asbestosis2 (1)1 (4)
Sarcoidosis2 (1)1 (4)
Healed histoplasmosis2 (1)