Jul 7, 2001
MY DAUGHTER HAS AN INFECTED LYMPH NODE, THEY ARE NOW SAYING IT IS MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM. ALL THE INFO I FIND IS RELATED TO AIDS/ HIV, CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY THAT IS NOT?
Response from Dr. Feinberg
Lympadenitis due to M. avium complex occurs in children and is not related to an immunedeficiency, and is not like the MAC infections that oxccur in AIDS. You can find the information you're looking for in a pediatric infectious diseases textbook. Since this is not a common infection, you may want to consult an specialist in pediatric infectious diseases (or an expert in adult ID if no pediatric specialists are available) to make sure your daughter receives appropriate treatment.
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