The most common strains of NTM Lung Infection – NonTuberculous Mycobacteria – are Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) and Mycobacterium abscessus.
NTM lung infection is a devastating chronic illness. Treatment is not easy, but it is possible, by following the advice of Medical Professionals experienced in NTM treatment.
You will find the most comprehensive information about NTM at our parent site “NTM Info & Research” Web Site
To read about the symptoms of NTM click here
This NTM Australian Support web site supplements the “NTM Info & Research” web site and tells you:
- Where to find Experienced Physicians and Physiotherapists in Australia
- Where to buy Airway Clearance devices in Australia and
- Where creditable patient information can be found on the Internet about all aspects of NTM
However, the information available on this web site is to be used for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for being treated by a physician. It is vital that you consult with your physician, before beginning or changing any treatment.
You can also find much helpful patient information in an excellent book, “The NTM Handbook: A Guide for Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections including MAC by Donita Simpson”
The book is written by an NTM patient for NTM patients. It will help you understand NTM and make the task of explaining the infection to your family easier
You can buy an EBook version from author Donita Simpson
If you prefer a hard copy. they are available from Amazon
We also have copies of the “Insight” brochure about NTM published by “NTM Info & Research” It fully describes NTM infection, symptoms, what to ask the doctor, how it can be treated, and how prevented. If you would like a copy mailed to you please complete the “Contact Us” form.
Alternatively, the brochure may be down loaded from NTM Info & Research
Lung Foundation Australia has worked with us, and supports all aspects of lung disease.