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Signs & Symptoms Pulmonology

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Signs and Symptoms

Although nontuberculous mycobacteria can affect all organs of the body, the condition primarily affects the lungs. Symptoms typically progress slowly and may include:

  • Blood in sputum (mucus and other matter brought up from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea)
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Lack of appetite
  • Loss of energy
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.