Diagnosis of Non-Tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD): Modern Challenges.

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Summary of "Diagnosis of Non-Tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD): Modern Challenges."

Non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) is growing in incidence and prevalence. However, it is frequently overlooked as a differential diagnosis by both clinicians and radiologists alike due to its non-specific clinical features, wide spectrum of radiological findings and difficulty in isolating the causative organism. The aim of this article is to illustrate the spectrum and follow-up of the radiological findings of NTM-PD and the challenges involved in making a diagnosis.


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Name: The British journal of radiology
ISSN: 1748-880X
Pages: 20190768


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