Identification and drug susceptibility testing for nontuberculous mycobacteria

Wei Chang Huang, Ming Chih Yu, Yi Wen Huang

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Great progress has recently been made in methodologies for identifying nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Recommendations for drug susceptibility testing (DST) of NTM have been expanded and updated by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and are crucial in the management of NTM infections. This article summarizes the clinically relevant molecular methods used to discriminate NTM species and updates the information on DST. Furthermore, recent progress on new antimicrobials against NTM infections is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S32-S41
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria
  • Species identification
  • Susceptibility testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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