Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria

M. fortuitum, M. chelonae, and M. abscessus are resistant to the antituberculous agents. Depending on the susceptibility pattern, treatment with amikacin, ciprofloxacin, cefoxitin, and clarithromycin is recommended (Table 4).

For treatment of pulmonary disease because of other NTM, see Table 4.

Table 4 Treatment of NTM




M. avium complex

M. kansasii

M. marinum

M. fortuitum, M. chelonae, and M. abscessus M. malmoense

Clarithromycin (500 mg, BD) + ethambutol (15 mg/kg) + rifampicin (600 mg) or rifabutin (300 mg) Rifampicin (600 mg) + isoniazid (300 mg) +ethambutol (15 mg/kg) Clarithromycin (500 mg, BD) or minocycline or doxycycline (100 mg) or rifampicin (600 mg) +ethambutol (15 mg/kg) Amikacin (10-15 mg/kg) + cefoxitin (12 mg/day) or clarithromycin (500 mg, BD) Clarithromycin (500 mg, BD) + ethambutol (15 mg/kg) + rifabutin (300 mg) + streptomycin Isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol, and streptomycin

Culture-negative for 12 months. In HIV-positive patients, treatment is for life.

18 months, culture negative for 12 months

3 months

Cutaneous and disseminated-pulmonary—2 weeks 18-24 months

18-24 months

6 months;

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