Extrapulmonary Infections Associated with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Immunocompetent Persons

@inproceedings{Piersimoni2009ExtrapulmonaryIA,
  title={Extrapulmonary Infections Associated with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Immunocompetent Persons},
  author={Claudio Piersimoni and Claudio Scarparo},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2009}
}
Over the past several years, the prevalence of human disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has increased. Whether the increase in cases is real or whether more cases are being recognized remains unclear. Despite a considerable increase in knowledge about NTM infections, they still represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for several reasons: 1) pathogenic isolates may be indistinguishable from contaminant or saprophytic isolates; 2) timely and reliable identification of… CONTINUE READING
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