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NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASE
Nontuberculous mycobacteria are ubiquitous and are usually found in soil, natural and treated water sources. They are relatively uncommon cause of pulmonary disease and likely to cause disseminated disease.
May cause both asymptomatic infection and symptomatic disease in humans.
There is no evidence of animal-to-human or human-to-human transmission in immunocompetent hosts.
Nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease is a generally slowly progressive infection.
Signs and symptoms are generally nonspecific.

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease Drug Information

Drug Information

Indication: Infections of nose-pharynx tract (tonsillitis, pharyngitis) & of paranasal sinuses; lower resp tract: bron...

Indication: Oral: Lower resp tract infections including bronchitis & pneumonia; skin & soft tissue infections; acu...

Indication: Bacterial infections caused by susceptible strains: Community-acquired pneumonia, complicated skin & skin ...

Indication: Lower & upper rest tract, skin & soft tissue infections, acute otitis media. STD, uncomplicated genita...

Indication: Lower resp tract infections eg, bronchitis & pneumonia, odontostomatological, skin & soft tissue infec...

Indication: Purulent bacterial & trachomatous conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis in adults & childn fr...

Indication: Lower resp tract infections including bronchitis & pneumonia; skin & soft tissue infections; otitis me...

Indication: Nasopharyngeal, lower resp tract, skin & soft tissue infections.

Indication: Infections caused by clarithromycin-sensitive pathogens: Nasopharynx (eg, tonsillitis, pharyngitis), paranasal...

Indication: Upper resp tract infections eg, strep pharyngitis/tonsillitis, acute maxillary sinusitis; lower resp tract inf...

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