Nontuberculous mycobacteria

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What is nontuberculous mycobacteria?

Nontuberculous mycobacteria is an infection caused by atypical mycobacteria; this type of organism does not cause tuberculosis (TB). Immunocompromised patients or those with a suppressed immune system are at an increased risk for developing nontuberculous mycobacteria.

Common symptoms reported by people with nontuberculous mycobacteria

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for nontuberculous mycobacteria

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Compare treatments taken by people with nontuberculous mycobacteria

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Who has nontuberculous mycobacteria on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 21 say nontuberculous mycobacteria is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 1
50s 6
60s 9
70+ 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 22

These charts show data from nontuberculous mycobacteria patients who have completed their condition history
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