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The Massachusetts General Hospital Mycobacterial Center is a program of the Division of Infectious Diseases dedicated to providing the highest level of cross-disciplinary care to patients living with mycobacterial diseases, including tuberculosis (TB), non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) such as mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and Hansen’s disease (formerly known as leprosy).
As part of our center, we have access to full diagnostic laboratory and radiographic facilities on-site, including microbiological and histopathological evaluations. We work closely with other subspecialists at Mass General who are often involved in the care of patients with mycobacterial diseases, such as pulmonary specialists, thoracic surgeons, dermatologists, pathologists and neurologists. We tailor our care and the need for additional subspecialty care according to the needs of our individual patients.
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The center is staffed by a team of physicians trained in infectious disease with extensive experience and expertise in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of mycobacterial diseases. Our team also includes nurse practitioners and nursing staff who are experienced in the management of our patients, including intravenous (IV) antibiotics which may be required in some cases.
We recognize the individual complexities involved in the care of individuals living with mycobacterial diseases and work closely with other medical and surgical subspecialists (e.g. pulmonary, thoracic surgery, dermatology, physical therapy) to formulate individual care plans best suited to the needs of each one of our patients.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic bacterial infection that usually infects the lungs, although other organs are sometimes involved.
Cox Building, 5th Floor Massachusetts General Hospital 55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 20114 Phone: 617-726-3906
For directions, questions regarding referrals and appointments and practice information, please call 617-726-3906. Please indicate if a medical interpreter will be needed for the appointment. Patients must call 866-211-6588 to register with the hospital before calling to make an appointment.
All insurance carriers are welcome; however many insurance carriers require prior authorization and referral from a primary care provider as well. Self-pay is welcome. Free care is available for individuals who require financial assistance. Application for free-care may be done through the Mass General Patient Financial Services at 617-726-2191.
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