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"INSIGHT" A Patient's Perspective

Insight into the lung disease caused by nontuberculous
mycobacteria (NTM) and empowers the patient to participate in his or her own treatment.

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Quick Fact

Bronchiectasis is more common in women than in men.
Source: American Lung Association

BRONCHIECTASIS?

Bronchiectasis (Bron-kee-ek-tas-is) is a condition characterized by physical changes in the airway structures that carry air and oxygen in and out of the lungs. The physical changes causing bronchiectasis involve areas of airway dilation (widening) and loss of elasticity, forming pouches (cavities) or scarring, all of which can trap mucus. Many of the changes are permanent.

WHAT IS NTM?

“NTM” is short for nontuberculous mycobacteria. NTM lung disease is a devastating chronic illness.
Nontuberculous mycobacteria are naturally occurring environmental pathogens which impact tens of thousands of people every year in the United States alone. NTM lung infection can cause or worsen significant respiratory damage, such as bronchiectasis.

“INSIGHT”

PATIENT PAMPHLET

Print or download our informative “Insight” pamphlet in multiple languages and keep the knowledge you need at your fingertips.

NTM Info

About Us

BronchiectasisInfo.org is a companion website to NTMinfo.org, the official website for NTM Info & Research. NTMir is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed on behalf of patients with the comorbid conditions of bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease.We serve patients, their caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers concerned with both conditions, advancing a broad agenda and giving voice to the needs of these people who are our collective constituency.

EXPLORE INFORMATION

WHO WE ARE

NTMir advances a broad agenda on behalf of people with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease, as well as healthcare providers, researchers….

SUPPORT GROUPS

Whether it’s a local support group, online forums where you can exchange ideas with other patients, or links to other useful resources, you’ve come to the right place.

SUPPORT

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We are supported by patients’ actions and donations, industry, and others who care about those with NTM lung disease.

PHYSICIAN REFERRAL LIST

Find experts in the care you need with our Physician Referral List.

WHAT CAUSES PAP?

The three main causes of PAP are autoimmune, congenital,and secondary. Over ninety percent of people with PAP have the autoimmune form.

500K

There around 500,000 cases of bronchiectasis in the United States.

8%

The rate of bronchiectasis increases 8% per year.

42%

33 – 42% of bronchiectasis cases occur as a result of damage caused by a lung infection.