Diagnosis of nontuberculous mycobacterial disease in the era of surveillance chest CT scans

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Abstract

The radiologic surveillance of smokers with low-dose CT scan has led to a significant surge of radiologic incidental findings, including the detection of early stages of pulmonary infections including nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). This causes a state of overdiagnosis and potential overtreatment of NTM lung disease. Here we propose a new approach to NTM pulmonary disease in the era of increased CT scanning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Lung Diseases
Thorax
Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections
Incidental Findings
Lung
Medical Overuse

Keywords

  • Lung disease
  • MAC
  • Mycobacterial
  • Nontuberculous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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