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Causes Of Mac

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The causes of MAC

How do people get MAC?And How long is the treatment?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
MAC is a bacteria of the same family as tuberculosis and that is present everywhere in the environment, particularly in the soil. We tend to breathe it in. Unless the immune system is very weak (CD4 count below 75 in HIV infection), it rearely... Read more »

Mom has MAC -Biaxin,Mycobutin,Ethambutol used- cause vision problems?

My Mom is 96 years old and is being treated for MAC due to lower resistance from weak immune... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent MAC (Disseminated Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease)

What is Mycobacterium avium complex disease? Can children get MAC disease? What are the symptoms of MAC disease? How is MAC disease diagnosed? How do people get MAC disease? How can I avoid MAC disease? When should I get treatment to... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Complejo Micobacterium Avium (MAC)

¿Qué Es MAC? ¿Cómo Sé Si Tengo MAC? ¿Cómo Se Trata el MAC? ¿Se Puede Prevenir el MAC? Interacciones Entre Medicamentos En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es MAC? Es una enfermedad seria causada por una bacteria común. También es conocido... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Update on MAC Prophylaxis

There have been a number of important developments in the prevention of Mycobacterium avium complex disease in patients with HIV infection since the publication of the US Public Health Service/Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

What Is MAC? How Do I Know if I Have MAC? How Is MAC Treated? Can MAC Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is MAC? Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) is a serious illness caused by common bacteria. MAC is also... Read more »
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MAC. & low cd-4

Posted by danni, 3 Replies
i am terrified, i just learned that i have mac. my viral load is 87,000, my cd-4; only 14. my doc. did start meds for me, but i can't get past the fear that it's too late. with my blood counts, is mac, a sure death sentence? i appreciate any... Read more »

MAC IV Therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm thinking of stopping IV therapy for MAC....can anyone tell me if they've done that...and if so.....did you feel better or worse without the meds? My CD4+ cell count is still below 50.....the meds make me feel so awful I have to wonder if the MAC... Read more »

Mac infection

Posted by FurryAquaMammal, 2 Replies
So, going on 5 months of detection. Need some insight in to dealing with MAC infection. I have a good team of docs, but need some insight into what to expect. Swollen nodes in my neck, been on antibiotics to treat it for over a month now, surgery... Read more »

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

Posted by Anonymous
Good day! I just found out that I have some bacteria in my blood. I'm low with t4cell at 1 so my doctor says that I have MAC. I wanted to know if anyone has experience this and has anyone gotten better. This could explain my many symptoms... Read more »