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Treatment of Diseases Caused by Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

  • David Y. Rosenzweig


Modern therapy for tuberculosis is highly effective, but the same cannot be said for treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease. The commonest and most important of these pathogens, the M avium-intracellulare-scrofulaceum complex (MAC), as well as the rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) M for-tuitum and M chelonae, and several less common species, exhibit resistance to most chemother-apeutic drugs so that successful treatment is a real challenge. Noteworthy exceptions including M kansasii and M marinum show more favorable drug susceptibility, and in these successful treatment is expected and more predictable.


Mycobacterium Avium Mycobacterium Avium Complex Hairy Cell Leukemia Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Rapidly Grow Mycobacterium 
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