Climbing the Ladder to Optimal Outcomes in NTM-LD: Navigating a Clear Path from Diagnosis Thru Treatment

Program Overview

Despite an increasing incidence and prevalence, NTM-LD is challenging and often delayed due to non-specific symptoms, indolent disease course, and similarities to tuberculosis and other lung diseases; several barriers to its treatment also persist. Learn from Timothy R. Aksamit, MD about potential tools and strategies to expedite the diagnosis and optimize treatment as he shares the story of a patient with NTM-LD.

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Target Audience

Pulmonology and infectious disease clinicians managing patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD).

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) through timely risk factor recognition and application of current diagnostic criteria
  • Personalize treatment regimens for patients with NTM-LD in concordance with current practice guidelines and data
  • Utilize strategies to manage treatment-related adverse effects in patients with NTM-LD

Activity Faculty

Timothy R. Aksamit, MD

Timothy R. Aksamit, MD

Consultant, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Professor, Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Navigating Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease


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