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NTM Overview

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A brief overview of nontuberculous mycobacteria

The reported incidence of pulmonary infections caused by NTM has increased in recent decades.1 Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) present a problem particularly in patients with pre-existing respiratory diseases due to the increasing risk of NTM recurrence and morbidity risk.2, 3 NTM can have serious effects on health and lung function in these patients.3, 4

A brief overview of nontuberculous mycobacteria

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