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How to diagnose ntm infection or mott infection? What are its laboratory tests? By sputum and by pus in chest wall.

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Dear lybrate-user, non Tubercular Mycobacterium infection is a rare entity. What are the symptoms. If there is a productive sputum you can ask it for AFB and non Tubercular mycobacterium are also acid fast stained. Pus in chest cavity can have multiple differential diagnosis, please consult with all reports and do not try to self medicate, its dangerous.
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