Nontuberculous mycobacteria in cystic fibrosis associated with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and steroid therapy.

@article{Mussaffi2005NontuberculousMI,
  title={Nontuberculous mycobacteria in cystic fibrosis associated with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and steroid therapy.},
  author={Huda Mussaffi and Joseph Rivlin and Itamar Shalit and Moshe Ephros and H. - J. Blau},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={324-8}
}
Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection, particularly due to Mycobacterium abscessus, is an emerging disease that can be relentlessly progressive, particularly in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The risk factors that were associated with this increasingly symptomatic infection in a group of CF patients were investigated. A total of 139 CF patients aged 2-52 yrs were reviewed. Sputum was cultured for NTM annually or whenever clinical deterioration was unexplained. In total, 12 patients (8.6… CONTINUE READING

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