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Figure 2: The effect of Mycobacterium abscessus colonization on pulmonary function. The effect of Mycobacterium abscessus colonization on pulmonary function was assessed by comparing the forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) of every respiratory function test (solid line) over time (years, note variable axis) during the period for which the patient was tested for Mycobacterium abscessus complex. The period during which the patient was positive for Mycobacterium abscessus complex is represented as transparent gray bars. Duration of Mycobacterium abscessus complex testing is represented by dashed line with gray circles representing each acid–fast bacilli test. Patients who underwent lung transplant or did not undergo a sufficient duration of pulmonary function tests are not presented here. *Patients who underwent treatment

Figure 2: The effect of <i>Mycobacterium abscessus</i> colonization on pulmonary function. The effect of <i>Mycobacterium abscessus</i> colonization on pulmonary function was assessed by comparing the forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV<sub>1</sub>) of every respiratory function test (solid line) over time (years, note variable axis) during the period for which the patient was tested for <i>Mycobacterium abscessus</i> complex. The period during which the patient was positive for <i>Mycobacterium abscessus</i> complex is represented as transparent gray bars. Duration of <i>Mycobacterium abscessus</i> complex testing is represented by dashed line with gray circles representing each acid–fast bacilli test. Patients who underwent lung transplant or did not undergo a sufficient duration of pulmonary function tests are not presented here. *Patients who underwent treatment