Tammie Ferringer

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Atypical mycobacterial infections (Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Atypical mycobacteria (ATM) are mycobacteria other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M leprae. MOTT (mycobacteria other than tuberculosis) is sometimes used to refer to this group. Often, ATM infections are not considered initially. The variable presentations, lack of appropriate culture media, delay in culture growth, or paucity of organisms on…

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