Increased risk of nontuberculous mycobacterial infection in asthmatic patients using long-term inhaled corticosteroid therapy.

@article{Hojo2012IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of nontuberculous mycobacterial infection in asthmatic patients using long-term inhaled corticosteroid therapy.},
  author={Masayuki Hojo and Motoyasu Iikura and Satoshi Hirano and Haruhito Sugiyama and Nobuyuki Kobayashi and Koichiro Kudo},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          185-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The risk of pneumonia is increased among COPD patients using inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). However, there is uncertainty regarding the association between long-term use of ICS and exacerbations of respiratory tract infections among asthmatic patients. METHODS A case-control nested cohort study was performed to assess the association of asthma with nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infection. RESULTS Among this cohort of 464 asthmatic patients, 14 experienced… CONTINUE READING

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