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Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease

A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Management

  • David E. Griffith
  • Offers a single authoritative volume on nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases

  • Clearly distinguishes the important differences in diagnosis and management between NTM and TB

  • Includes emerging concepts on prevention of NTM disease and its emergence as a public health problem


Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Emily Henkle, Kevin L. Winthrop
    Pages 111-130
  3. Shelby Daniel-Wayman, Jennifer Adjemian, D. Rebecca Prevots
    Pages 145-161
  4. Dirk Wagner, Marc Lipman, Samantha Cooray, Felix C. Ringshausen, Kozo Morimoto, Won-Jung Koh et al.
    Pages 163-260
  5. Jeremy M. Clain, Timothy R. Aksamit
    Pages 261-270
  6. Timothy R. Aksamit, David E. Griffith
    Pages 271-299
  7. Michael R. Holt, Charles L. Daley
    Pages 301-323
  8. James A. Caccitolo
    Pages 413-437
  9. Andrea T. Cruz, Jeffrey R. Starke
    Pages 439-463
  10. Robert Burkes, Peadar G. Noone
    Pages 465-481
  11. Barbara A. Brown-Elliott, Richard J. Wallace Jr.
    Pages 483-503
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 505-515

About this book


This book is a comprehensive and authoritative source on nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pathogens and diseases and their appropriate management, with a focus on lung disease. NTM diseases, especially lung diseases, are increasing in prevalence in the U.S. and internationally with concomitant growing interest in a broad section of the medical community. Often merely included in coverage of tuberculosis, many aspects of NTM organisms and diseases are actually very different than TB.  These differences are not intuitive or trivial and frequently result in suboptimal management of NTM patients.  This book addresses these gaps in the literature with chapters on microbiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, the various diseases that can stem from NTM, and their particular management. There is also coverage on prevention and NTM as a public health problem. For pulmonologists and infectious disease physicians, this is the definitive resource on nontuberculous mycobacteria.


Nontuberculous mycobacteria Mycobacterium avium complex Mycobacterium abscessus Nontuberculous mycobacterial disease infectious disease pulmonology

Editors and affiliations

  • David E. Griffith
    • 1
  1. 1.Professor of MedicineUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterTylerUSA

About the editors

Dr. Griffith is a Professor of Medicine and Pulmonary Infectious Disease Section Chief in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler.  Dr. Griffith is the Assistant Medical Director for the Heartland National Tuberculosis Center, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is also the UT TB Program Director for the Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID) in San Antonio.  He has authored or coauthored more than 200 publications (original research papers, reviews, book chapters, editorials) related primarily to nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases.  He also participated in writing the 1997 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Statement on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases and was chairman of the writing committee for the 2007 edition. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Management
  • Editors David E. Griffith
  • Series Title Respiratory Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Respiratory Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-93472-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06669-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-93473-0
  • Series ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7380
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 515
  • Number of Illustrations 40 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Infectious Diseases
    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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