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Mycobacterium Avium Complex Bone Infection

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osteomyelitis (bone infection)??

I had a hernia repair (groin area) about 1.5 years ago. It never really healed uo..to this day it is tender in the area. I have just had a bone scan and am getting a gallium scan to confirm if iy is osteomyelitis (bone infection). I am kinda scared!...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...infection. Osteonecrosis and aseptic necrosis of the hip are perhaps more common in HIV+.Determining precisely if you have a bone infection and which germ is involved is important to make the best recommendation for treatment. KH Read more »

MAC MAI prognosis

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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Children Pregnancy The Bottom Line 1999 Public Health Service Prevention Guidelines on MAC Prevention Introduction Mycobacterium Avium Complex (my-koe-back-teer-ee-um ay-vee-um com-plecks) disease is among the most common... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

... What Is MAC? Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) is a serious illness caused by common bacteria. MAC is also known as MAI ( Mycobacterium Avium Intracellulare). MAC infection can be localized (limited to one part of your body) or... Read more »
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Smoking and HIV

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