30th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

S04: INF/MIC: Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria: Now That the Guidelines Are Published

Oct 27, 2016 2:00pm ‐ Oct 27, 2016 3:25pm

Standard: $49.99


Mycobacteria appears to be more prevalent in the CF population, and the prevalence of sub-species of sputum mycobacteria found are changing. The symposium addresses CF mycobacterial lung disease versus colonization, antibiotic treatment and duration of treatment. The issue of whether or not to proceed with lung transplantation in CF patients infected with mycobacteria is discussed. The molecular identification of various sub-species of mycobacteria and epidemiological implications is addressed.

Educational Objectives:
  • Summarize antibiotic susceptibility testing and monitoring treatment response of mycobacterial disease.
  • Evaluate if patients with M. abscessus should undergo lung transplantation.
  • Interpret mycobacteria strain genotyping.



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