Berita Kesehatan
Nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease and Aspergillus co-infection: Bonnie and Clide?
Rabu, 08 Mei 2019 08:29:57

Kim GeurtsSanne M.H. ZweijpfenningLian J. PenningsJodie A. SchildkrautMartin J. BoereeCecile Magis-EscurraHenrich van der LeePaul E. VerweijWouter HoefslootJakko van Ingen

European Respiratory Journal 2019; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00117-2019

Extract

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause difficult-to-treat opportunistic infections, most frequently of the lungs. Patients with COPD, cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis are prone to non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) and other opportunistic infections, including by Aspergillus fumigatus. Co-infections are difficult to identify as diagnostic criteria for NTM-PD and chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) overlap [1, 2]. Literature suggests that NTM and Aspergillusco-infections are associated with higher mortality [3]. Therefore, Aspergillus serology is part of NTM-PD diagnostic work up in our reference center.

Footnotes

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Conflict of interest: Dr. Geurts has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Zweijpfenning has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Pennings has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Schildkraut has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Boeree has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Magis-Escurra has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. van der Lee has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Verweij has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Hoefsloot has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. van Ingen reports grants from Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO/ZonMW grant Veni 016.176.024), during the conduct of the study.