Chronic Fungi Infection Tied to Poor Outcomes in NTM Lung Disease

Chronic Fungi Infection Tied to Poor Outcomes in NTM Lung Disease

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Chronic Fungi Infection Tied to Poor Outcomes in NTM Lung Disease

Early identification and prompt treatment of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis — a lung infection caused by fungi belonging to the Aspergillus genus — are needed to improve outcomes for people with pulmonary disease caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), a Japanese study reported. The study, “New/Different Look at the Presence of Aspergillus in Mycobacterial Pulmonary Diseases. Long-Term Retrospective Cohort Study,” was published in the journal Microorganisms. NTM and Aspergillus are both microorganisms that can cause disease, including…

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