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
We have launched a companion website for bronchiectasis to empower and educate patients who have this common comorbidity. NTM lung disease and bronchiectasis are closely linked. Airway clearance is the essential common denominator which is why we have created this site, and in the coming weeks and months we will further expand content. Check out...Read More
What is the “novel coronavirus?” The novel coronavirus, “SARS-CoV-2” causes a respiratory infection called “COVID-19”. It can be transmitted to and from anyone like other viruses. Common colds are caused by coronaviruses, as are other respiratory illnesses which we have seen outbreaks of in the past, including SARS and MERS, but SARS-CoV-19 can cause much...Read More
Your contribution will help fund NTMir’s work in education, advocacy and research. Kathy’s Story “One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.” Kathy Norris, 53 is a fighter and dedicated mother of two. She, uses this quote to describe how she approaches her struggle with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria...Read More
WHAT IS NTM?
“NTM” is short for Nontuberculous Mycobacteria. NTM disease is a serious chronic lung illness.