Nontuberculous mycobacteria infections in immunosuppressed hosts.

  title={Nontuberculous mycobacteria infections in immunosuppressed hosts.},
  author={Emily Henkle and Kevin L. Winthrop},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={36 1},
Diseases and therapies that reduce cell-mediated immunity increase the risk of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease. Extrapulmonary NTM disease, including disseminated, skin, and catheter-related disease, is more common in immunosuppressed than immunocompetent patients. Mycobacterium avium complex remains the most common cause of NTM infection, but rapid growers including Mycobacterium abscessus, Mycobacterium chelonae, and Mycobacterium fortuitum play an important role in skin and… CONTINUE READING
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