Long-term radiographic outcome of nodular bronchiectatic Mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary disease
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 04/25/2012
Kitada S et al. – Nodular bronchiectatic (NBE) Mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary disease (MAC–PD) is a slowly but substantially progressive long–term infection (5–10 years). The data suggest that patients with lower Body mass index, cavitary disease and resistance to a macrolide at initial visit are more likely to progress to deteriorating disease.