Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

Microbiological, Clinical and Geographical Distribution

1st Edition - January 10, 2019

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  • Editors: Ali Akbar Velayati, Parissa Farnia
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128146934
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128146927

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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM): Microbiological, Clinical and Geographical Distribution is a complete reference that stimulates a greater understanding of NTM infections. Sections cover microbiologic and molecular diagnostic tools, drug susceptibility tests, human genetic susceptibility, prevalence and incidence studies, clinical and radiological presentations, and clinical trials for antibiotic therapy. With the incidence rate of NTM infections increasing globally during the last decade, significant mortality and morbidity must be addressed. This important reference will provide research scientists, clinical microbiologists, hospital diagnostic technicians, and post graduate medical and science students with information on the epidemiology, prevalence, microbiology and clinical aspects of NTM.

Key Features

  • Highlights new findings in the epidemiological distribution and new diagnosis and treatment protocol of mycobacterial infections
  • Debates new advances in the detection of NTM
  • Demonstrates the distribution of NTM in the environment and its relationship with human infection using a geographical information system (GIS)
  • Includes new radiological findings in non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections in the lung using CT and PET-Scan imaging


Research scientists, clinical microbiologists and hospital diagnostic technicians, postgraduate medical and science students from third year of study onwards

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Taxonomy of the Genus Mycobacterium
    2. Identification of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium: Conventional versus Rapid Molecular Tests
    Ali Akbar Velayati, Parissa Farina, Shima Saif
    3. Susceptibility Testing of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
    Imran Ahmed, Rumina Hasan, Sadia Shakoor
    4. Future Nontuberculous Mycobacteria DST and Therapeutic Interventions
    Sven Hoffner, Diane Ordway
    5. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases in Humans
    Lars-Olof. Larsson, Rutger Bennet, Margareta Eriksson, Bodil Jonsson and Malin Ridell
    6. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease
    Ruxana T. Sadikot
    7. Clinical Presentation of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Using Radiological and CT-Scan Imagining
    Payam Mehrian, Poopak Farnia, Jalaledin Ghanavi, Hamidreza Jamaati, Payam Tabarsi, Ali Akbar Velayati
    8. Mapping the Footprints of Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria: A Diagnostic Dilemma
    Mandira Varma-Basil, Mridula Bose
    9. Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated NTM Infections and Their Control
    Sadia Shakoor, Maria Owais, Rumina Hasan and Seema Irfan
    10. Epidemiological Distribution of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria using Geographical Information System
    Parissa Farnia, Poopak Farina, Jaladein Ghanavi, Ali Akbar Velayati

Product details

  • No. of pages: 346
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: January 10, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128146934
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128146927

About the Editors

Ali Akbar Velayati

Ali Akbar Velayati
Dr. Velayati is the Director of National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD) at the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. He is a Full Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease and he has guided more than 300 MD and PhD students. He is the Head of Mycobacteriology Research Center in NRITLD, where he directly monitors the basic and clinical trial on tuberculosis. Dr. Velayati is President of the Asian African Society of Mycobacteriology and Chief Editor of the International Journal of Mycobacteriology. He is also the Chief Editor of the Journal of Preventive, Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies in Medicine and the Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD)

Parissa Farnia

Parissa Farnia
Dr. Farnia has special expertise in Mycobacteriology. She has published the majority of her work in the Medicine area (58%) and holds a 1.0 FWCI in that category. She holds an average number of 3.2 citations per publication. She has published multiple times in journals including the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Biology; the International Journal of Mycrobacteriology; and the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

Dr. Farina’s publications span international, national and institutional collaboration. 32.7% of her publications are co-authored with researchers in other countries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Mycobacteriology Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, WHO Collaborating Centre, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Iran

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