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Title Nontuberculous mycobacterial disease : a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and management / David E. Griffith, editor
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]


Description 1 online resource
Series Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Introduction and Historical Perspective on NTM Disease -- The Modern Microbiology Laboratory and Its Role in NTM Disease -- Mechanisms of NTM Drug Resistance -- Pathophysiology of NTM Lung Disease -- Environmental Niches for NTM and Their Clinical Significance -- Genetic and Acquired Immune Dysfunction and NTM Disease -- United States Epidemiology of NTM Lung Disease -- Global Epidemiology of NTM Lung Disease -- Diagnosis of NTM Lung Disease -- NTM Lung Disease, General Management Principles -- Mycobacterium avium Complex Lung Disease -- Mycobacterium kansasii Lung Disease -- Other Slowly Growing Mycobacteria and Lung Disease -- Mycobacterium abscessus Subspecies Lung Disease -- Other Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria Lung Disease -- Surgical Management of NTM Infections -- Management of Lung Comorbidities in NTM Patients -- Extrapulmonary NTM Disease
Summary "This book is a comprehensive and authoritative source on nontuberculosis mycobacterial (NTM) pathogens and diseases and their appropriate management, with a focus on lung disease. NTM diseases, especially lung diseases, are increasing in prevalence in the U.S. and internationally with concomitant growing interest in a broad section of the medical community. Often merely included in coverage of tuberculosis, many aspects of NTM organisms and diseases are actually very different than TB. These differences are not intuitive or trivial and frequently result in suboptimal management of NTM patients. This book addresses these gaps in the literature with chapters on microbiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, the various diseases that can stem from NTM, and their particular management. There is also coverage on prevention and NTM as a public health problem. For pulmonologists and infectious disease physicians, this is the definitive resource on nontuberculosis mycobacteria."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 10, 2018)
Subject Mycobacterial diseases.
Mycobacterial Diseases
Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous
Mycobacterium Infections
Infectious & contagious diseases.
Public health & preventive medicine.
Respiratory medicine.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Mycobacterial diseases.
Form Electronic book
Author Griffith, David E., M.D., editor.
ISBN 9783319934730