Pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection

Pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection refers to pulmonary infection caused by one of the large number (at least 150) mycobacterial species other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis. However, certain species are much more common than others.

Pathology

As with M. tuberculosis NTMs commonly cause pulmonary infection.

These organisms include:

Risk factors

The organisms have a prediction for individuals with pre-existing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with debilitating illnesses or various forms of immunocompromise.

Associations

There may be an association achalasia of gastric cardia and M. fortuitum/chelonae infection.

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Article Information

rID: 12129
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Non tuberculous mycobacterial infection (NTM)
  • Atypical mycobacterial infections
  • Pulmonary atypical mycobacterial infection
  • Non tuberculous mycobacterial infection
  • Non tuberculous mycobacterial (NTMB) infection
  • Atypical mycobacterial (ATM) infections
  • Non tuberculous mycobacterial infections
  • Pulmonary non tuberculous mycobacterial infection
  • Pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection
  • Non tuberculous mycobacterial infection
  • Non tuberculous mycobacterial infection of lung
  • Pulmonary non tuberculous mycobacterial infections
  • Pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection

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