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Title: Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease
Authors: Department of Health
Centre for Disease Control
Issue Date: May-2015
Publisher: Department of Health
Abstract: NTM stands for nontuberculous mycobacteria. NTMs are a group of bacteria in the same family as the organism that causes tuberculosis (TB). Over 140 NTMs have been identified, though only 20-30 have been linked to human disease. NTM lung disease is not really a single disease entity, but a group of lung conditions caused by a range of NTMs. These conditions vary in terms of their symptoms, severity, treatment and outcomes. NTM lung disease is uncommon, however the condition is increasingly being diagnosed, as the role NTMs play in human disease is better understood.
Type: Fact Sheet
Subjects: NTM
Appears in Collections:NT General Collection

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