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Mycobacterium Avium Complex Organism

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bronchiectasis & mac

My mother has bronchiectasisand mac. Please let me knowif research is going on ora doctor for this
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...not. The reason I ask is because MAC in a person without HIV may be quite different from MAC with an intact immune system. MAC (Mycobacterium avium complex) is an organism similar to tuberculosis. It may colonize (live without causing disease) in... Read more »

MAC MAI prognosis

Let me start by saying, I know I am asking a question that may not be good for others to see an... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...sarcoma Lymphoma, Burkitt's (or equivalent term) Lymphoma, immunoblastic (or equivalent term) Lymphoma, primary, of brain Mycobacterium avium complex or M. kansasii, disseminated or extrapulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis, any site... 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 »
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 Read more »
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Stopping Therapy for Mycobaterium Avium Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...and a half, my partner has become sick. He has consistantly [consisted] tested negative for HIV. He has been diagnosed with a mycobacterium avium infection in his bone marrow. Unfortunately the treatment looks pretty harsh from all of the... Read more »

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...conditions that are more likely than others to cause false-positives. And there are some conditions that we aren't aware of yet which may be documented in the future to cause false-positives. Some of the factors on the list have been documented... Read more »

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...conditions that are more likely than others to cause false-positives. And there are some conditions that we aren't aware of yet which may be documented in the future to cause false-positives. Some of the factors on the list have been documented... Read more »

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