NTM Handbook: A Guide for Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacterial
Infections including MAC
by Donita Simpson
November, 2007 (Updated 2010)
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About the Book
NTM Handbook is a 103-page eBook written by me, Donita Simpson, a NTM
patient myself. It contains information for patients and their families
about NTM. It explains the illness and provides information about diagnosis,
treatment and regaining health.
What is NTM?
Who Gets NTM?
How is NTM Contracted?
What are the Symptoms of NTM?
How is NTM Diagnosed?
How is NTM Treated?
Regaining and Maintaining Health
The handbook also
contains a resource list, glossary and templates for keeping track of
medication and protein intake.
When I first learned I had NTM, I was bewildered. It took me a long time
to research the topic and understand the diagnosis. As a result of my
experience, I thought I could provide a resource that might save others
all the time it took me to find information. The book is written in plain
language for a layperson by a layperson; however, it should not be considered
a substitute for professional medical advice.