Nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infections.

  title={Nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infections.},
  author={Margaret M Johnson and John A Odell},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  volume={6 3},
Pulmonary infections due to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are increasingly recognized worldwide. Although over 150 different species of NTM have been described, pulmonary infections are most commonly due to Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), Mycobacterium kansasii, and Mycobacterium abscessus. The identification of these organisms in pulmonary specimens does not always equate with active infection; supportive radiographic and clinical findings are needed to establish the diagnosis. It is… CONTINUE READING


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