CT Scores for Bronchiectasis, Nodules Predict NTM Recurrence

CT Scores for Bronchiectasis, Nodules Predict NTM Recurrence

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CT Scores for Bronchiectasis, Nodules Predict NTM Recurrence

In patients successfully treated for pulmonary disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria, CT scans at treatment’s end can accurately predict infection recurrence, a study found. Specifically, CT scores for bronchiectasis and lung nodules were independent predictors of recurrence. The study, “High-Resolution CT Findings as Predictive Factors for Recurrent Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease after Successful Treatment,” was published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Infections with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are not uncommon in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis,…

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