Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease (NTM)
Learn about Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease(NTM)
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.
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.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Being diagnosed with NTM lung disease can be scary. That is why bringing this list of questions as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, may be helpful when talking to your doctor.