Risk Factors for Mycobacterial infections
List of Risk Factors for Mycobacterial infections
The list of risk factors mentioned for Mycobacterial infections in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Immunocompromised persons (e.g.,
persons with HIV infection) or other chronic antecedent illness
are at increased risk for acquiring nontuberculous infections.
(Source: excerpt from Other Mycobacterium Species: DBMD)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Mycobacterial infections are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Mycobacterial infections
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Mycobacterial infections.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Mycobacterial infections.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.