Nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease (NTM-LD) is a relatively uncommon condition, although its prevalence is rising. In this interactive CME activity, Drs. Anne O’Donnell and Patrick Flume review 2 patient cases to demonstrate how clinicians can maintain a greater index of suspicion for the diagnosis of NTM-LD to enable timely and effective therapy. The management of NTM-LD remains challenging, owing to the need for long-term treatment, the potential for drug-related toxicities and patient nonadherence. These factors underscore the importance of specialty referral for the successful management of NTM-LD.
Upon successful completion of this education activity, participants should be better able to:
Nehemiah and Naomi Cohen Chair, Pulmonary Disease Research
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital
Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
Powers Huggins Endowed Chair, Cystic Fibrosis
Medical University of South Carolina