About Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

NTM lung disease can be a devastating chronic illness. Treatment is not easy, but it is possible, by following the advice of Medical Professionals experienced in NTM treatment.There are over 170 species of NTM but the most common strains causing disease in Australia are Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC) and Mycobacterium abscessus

You will find comprehensive information about NTM at our parent site NTM Info & Research 

The “Insight” brochure about NTM published by  “NTM Info & Research”  fully describes the symptoms associated with NTM lung disease, treatment details and prevention strategies. The brochure may be down loaded from NTM Info & Research. If you would like a copy mailed to you please complete the “Contact Us” form.

This NTM Australia 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

Lung Foundation Australia has worked with us, and supports all aspects of lung disease.






Lung Safety and Precautions Around Excess Smoke due to Fires

In addition to the increased risk of brush fires during dry and warm weather, Australia is currently experiencing catastrophic bush fires that can significantly impact respiratory health.

Summer is less than one month away and the dry and warm weather means there is an increased risk of bush fires. If you have NTM, bronchiectasis, COPD, or other related respiratory illnesses, please take extra precautions to look after yourself and be aware of the extra pollutants and smoke in the air.

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