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Infectious Disease Stories

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Patients visit our campus every day, seeking our expert care for infectious diseases. Read our patients' stories and learn how you can support our work in infectious disease research and treatment.

Cyndi Fonda

Knee Surgery Found Hidden Lung Disease

Cyndi Fonda, of Bozeman, Mont., like many Americans, thought she was just out of shape. A review of Cyndi’s pre-op chest X-ray suggested she could have a non-contagious condition related to tuberculosis called nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).

Mom and child

Finding Answers at National Jewish Health

What do you do when you are allergic to the very medicine that’s supposed to help you? Where do you turn when years of treatment don’t make you feel better? Meet Caleb, Jerry and Adam, each of whom struggled with life-threatening health issues before finding National Jewish Health. They came here as a last resort, and found doctors and researchers who listened and found answers that changed their lives.