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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria — A Common Bacteria that Can Cause Lung Disease

Posted by Team healtheo360 on May 16, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Have you heard of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)? Probably not – but everyone comes into contact with it during their daily lives. In fact, NTM can be found in tap water, shower heads, steam from hot tubs and soil from parks and gardens. People can get NTM lung disease when breathing the bacteria in. Here are five things you should know about NTM lung disease:

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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Pulmonary Infections

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 30, 2017 1:53:10 PM

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Pulmonary Infections: NTM are a type of bacteria that occur naturally in the environment (water and soil) which do not cause tuberculosis or leprosy. NTM do cause pulmonary infections that resemble tuberculosis, however. Human disease from NTM is believed to be caused by environmental exposure. There is no evidence that NTM-related infections can be contracted by animal-to-human or human-to-human contact. Check out this infographic to learn more about notuberculous mycobacteria, who is at risk for infection, symptoms, and treatment:

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