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Nontuberculous mycobacteria in lung transplant recipients: Prevalence, risk factors and impact on survival and chronic lung allograft dysfunction.

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Summary of "Nontuberculous mycobacteria in lung transplant recipients: Prevalence, risk factors and impact on survival and chronic lung allograft dysfunction."

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are environmental organisms that colonize or infect lung transplant recipients. Due to differences in populations studied and geographical diversity of species, risk factors for infection and its impact on patient outcomes post-transplant are conflicting in the literature.

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Name: Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society
ISSN: 1399-3062
Pages: e13229

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