Some people associate warmer weather with outdoor activities like gardening and strolls through the park. Others associate the higher temperatures with staying cool indoors. However, many don’t realize that both may result in exposure to a common type of bacteria that can cause a serious and chronic condition that can lead to lung damage in those who are susceptible.
It’s called Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Lung Disease. My guests are Dr. Patrick Flume, Pulmonologist and Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina and Debbie a NTM Lung Disease Patient.