Lung infections caused by Mycobacterium abscessus are emerging worldwide and are very difficult to treat, because of the bacterium’s resistance to most classes of antibiotics. The research group led by Jakko van Ingen, clinical microbiologist at Radboudumc (Nijmegen, the Netherlands), has discovered that inhalation of an old antibiotic, tigecycline, may finally improve treatment outcomes of...Read More
WHAT IS NTM?
“NTM” is short for Nontuberculous Mycobacteria. NTM disease is a serious chronic lung illness.