Many facilities in the US are reporting more positive AFB smears as mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), rather than TB. Your article is very useful but physicians know much less about MAC and cases are on the rise. It would be a great service to devote an issue to NTM (most of which are MAC). The information is very much needed. As you know, the National Jewish Health hospital in Denver, CO are among the country's top experts and I think would support my suggestion. Thank you for your consideration.
M D Warner, MD, PhD