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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2013, XIX/1: 064-066 Maximize

Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2013, XIX/1: 064-066

Title: Principles of treatment in mycobacteriosis

Author: Kuś J.

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10-01-2013

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Principles of treatment in mycobacteriosis


Kuś J.

I st. Department of Pulmonary Diseases, The Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Warsaw

Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2013; Vol. 19, No. 1, 64

Mycobacterioses are diseases caused by acid – fast bacilli (mycobateria) other than tuberculosis (MOTT), known also as atypical mycobacteria or non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). In the microscopic evaluation of stained sputum or other material they cannot be distinguished from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. There are no data for transmission the infection from one person to another. Positive cultures for mycobacteria in the sputum or bronchial lavage not neccesarily indcate the disease. In the treatment of mycobacteriosis the same drugs as in tuberculosis are used, except pyrazinamide, because mycobacteria are naturally resistant to it. Empirical treatment regime according to the particular species cultured is recommended.

Key words: mycobacteriosis, diagnosis, treatment