Tagged: m kansasii
wondering what the treatment is like. .ty
You can check guidelines first and discuss then with your pneumologist:
“… NTM species may differ between geographic areas [9, 10]. Importantly, just because a patient meets diagnostic criteria for NTM pulmonary disease does not necessarily mean antibiotic treatment is required. A careful assessment of the pathogenicity of the organism, risks and benefits of therapy, the patient’s wish and ability to receive treatment as well as the goals of therapy should be discussed with patients prior to initiating treatment. In some instances, “watchful waiting” may be the preferred course of action…”
Refer to p. 5 for possible treatment of M. kansasii depending on your personal condition.
“…Mycobacterium kansasii (Questions X–XIV)…”
Daley CL, Iaccarino JM, Lange C, et al. Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease: An Official ATS/ERS/ESCMID/IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline: Executive Summary. Clin Infect Dis. 2020;71(4):e1-e36. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32628747/
My last sputum sample has shown only MAC and no M. kansasii but this happened already since my 4 years from diagnostics. Low impact on CT scan (moderate bronchiectasis). So far doing hypersaline inhalations 3% (also using a bronchodilator) and exercising and monitoring with CT scan yearly.