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Atypical mycobacteria lung infection. Computed tomography (CT) scan of an axial section through the chest of a 69-year-old female patient with an atypical mycobacteria (Mycobacterium avium) infection of the lungs, showing peripheral inflammatory condensations and dilation of the bronchi (bronchiectasis). Atypical mycobacteria, or nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), are mycobacteria that do not cause tuberculosis or leprosy.
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