NTM Lung Disease
Diagnosing NTM Lung Disease
Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease or NTM lung disease is a lung infection caused by bacteria found naturally in soil and water. If you are immunocompromised or living with a chronic lung disease you are at higher risk of infection.
Learn about NTM Lung Disease
NTM lung infection occurs when a person inhales the organism from their environment. Most people do not become ill but in some susceptible individuals, a progressive and destructive disease can develop.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of NTM Lung Disease
The symptoms caused by NTM infection can vary from person to person but may include severe cough, fatigue, and weight loss that won’t go away or get worse, despite treatment.
Tips for Living with NTM Lung Disease
Learn what you can expect when living with NTM lung disease, get tips on talking to your health care provider about your treatment options.
Treating and Managing NTM Lung Disease
Treatments for NTM vary depending on the type of infection and severity of the disease. Working with a health care team experienced in treating NTM can help find a treatment option that works for you.