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Mycobacterium avium complex disease

 
a systemic disease caused by infection with organisms of the Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Signs and symptoms include bacteremia, fever, chills, fatigue, night sweats, weight loss, abdominal pain, anemia, and elevated alkaline phosphatase. Called also MAC disease

MAC disease.

See Mycobacterium avium complex disease.
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The diagnosis of disseminated MAC disease also can be determined using biopsies of bone marrow, lymph node, or liver.
Most people taking medicine for MAC disease begin to feel better within 4-6 weeks.
nonrespiratory tract) was adjusted for, patients with MAC disease were more likely to be transplant recipients than were patients with disease caused by other NTM species (OR 7.
8) If a decision is made to observe a patient (due to minimal symptoms, a belief that the treatment seems worse than the disease, or major medical problems), lifelong monitoring of sputum specimens for acid-fast bacillus analysis as well as follow-up chest x-rays and/or CT scans are recommended, as MAC disease will likely progress at some point.
24) reported one patient diagnosed with MAC disease associated with a hot tub.
As a result, we expect to improve our ability to educate the physician community and people with AIDS about MAC disease and the importance of prevention," stated Fernando da Costa, president of the Kabi Pharmacia/Farmitalia Carlo Erba U.