A patient with a long history of inflammation in his right hand seemed an unlikely candidate for the infection that was finally diagnosed.
Case: Managing Cystic Fibrosis in a Patient With a Complicated History
Pediatric pulmonologist Nathan Kraynack, MD, reflects on a complicated case and looks ahead as they transition the patient’s care to the adult cystic fibrosis team.
Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections and Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis
A combination of nonspecific symptoms and a low index of clinical suspicion contributes to a significant delay in diagnosis for these patients.
Case Study: Refractory Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection
A patient with macrolide-resistant nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection improves after lingulectomy.
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More Patients with Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection Could Benefit from Lung Surgery
Although historically avoided, surgery is a viable treatment option for select patients with Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) pulmonary infection. Surgery may be indicated when a patient has antibiotic intolerance or recurring infection despite long-term medical therapy.
Balancing the Benefits of Biologic Therapy for Autoimmune Disease Against the Risks of Mycobacterial Infections
Tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors (TNFis) have transformed care for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, but they also are associated with higher risks of serious and opportunistic infections than traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. In this article, Cassandra Calabrese, DO, discusses balancing the benefits of biologic therapies with the risks of infection.