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Volume 16, Number 10—October 2010

CME ACTIVITY

Changing Epidemiology of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections

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Article Title: Changing Epidemiology of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections

CME Questions

1. Which of the following patients is at most risk for pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection?

A. A middle-aged female smoker with immune suppression with middle lobe infection

B. A middle-aged man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with upper lobe infection

C. An elderly woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with diffuse nodules throughout the lung

D. An elderly man with lung fibrosis and immune suppression with bilateral lung disease

2. Which of the following diagnostic strategies is most appropriate for patients with suspect pulmonary NTM infection?

A. Multiple early-morning gastric aspirates

B. Lung biopsy

C. Multiple sputa and bronchoscopic sampling

D. Chest x-ray

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