Nontuberculous mycobacteria

What is Nontuberculous mycobacteria?

In the family of germs called Mycobacteriaceae there are many species, some can cause human disease(pathogens) & some don't(saprophytes). Nontuberculous mycobacterium are all species of mycobacteriaceae which may cause human disease but does not cause tuberculosis. Examples are M.avium, M.intracellulare,M.kansasii,M.abscessus,M.leprae etc.

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Infectious disease mycobacterium gordonae
Is it contagious? where do you get it? Side...

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Usually contamitant of lab specimen, non pathogen

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Mycobacterium gordonae is commonly...

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Non Tuberculosis mycoBacteria found in endometrium of uterus. Is this creates problem in child conceiving.? If yes, what is the right course of...

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Please get HSG test for evaluating tube patency

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My sis has been tested positive for montox test n her ESR level is 54. She has neither cough nor any lession or protrution on her body but every...

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A strongly reactive Mantoux means that she has been exposed to tuberculosis bacilli and she has developed...

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