NTM (nontuberculous mycobacteria) lung diseases is an infection caused by a group of bacteria that include Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) among others.
NTM organisms are common and most of the time they cause no harm. However, they can cause infection in groups with certain risk factors such as people living with lung diseases such as bronchiectasis, emphysema, and COPD.
NTM infection is not contagious but can cause symptoms such as fatigue, chronic cough, and weight loss. Lung damage can worsen over time.
NTM lung disease can be treated.
If you have been diagnosed with NTM lung disease including MAC, IDATB has physicians experienced in treating this condition.