Infectious diseases

NTM to blame for outbreak of ‘hot tub lung’

Respiratory specialists in Queensland say vigilance is needed for ‘hot tub lung’ following a cluster of five cases in family members secondary to aerosolised non‐tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from an indoor swimming pool. The diagnosis of NTM proved to be a challenge, according to Dr David Deller and Dr Matthew Corbitt of the Gold Coast Respiratory ...

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