Pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection
Synonyms: Non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease
A rare bacterial infectious disease caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (including Mycobacterium avium complex Mycobacterium kansasii or Mycobacterium xenopi among others) characterized by chronic pulmonary disease with symptoms like chronic cough (with or without sputum production) chest pain and weight loss. Predisposing factors are preexisting lung conditions neoplasms immunosuppression or thoracic skeletal abnormalities.
Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview.
Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version December 2023
Newly diagnosed with
Pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection?
Our RARE Concierge Services Guides are available to assist you by providing information, resources and connections as you navigate your rare disease journey.