MAC infection

Mycobacterium avium (MAC) infection

A type of opportunistic infection that occurs in about 40% of AIDS patients and is regarded as an AIDS-defining disease.
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Unmasking IRD comprised 4 patients with tuberculosis and 2 with MAC infection.
9) Together, the development of highly active anti-retroviral (HAART) therapy for AIDS and effective macrolide-based prophylaxis and treatment regimens against disseminated MAC almost relegated MAC infection in AIDS patients to a problem of the past, but not quite.
The high prevalence of MAC infection in AIDS patients highlights the need for a worldwide mandate to test AIDS patients using NanoLogix's Identikit.
It has been estimated by world health authorities that more than 70 percent of AIDS patients harbor an MAC infection.
Isolation of atypical mycobacteria from tap water in hospitals and homes: is this a possible source of disseminated MAC infection in AIDS patients?
3) We report a case of localized vertebral and paravertebral MAC infection in an HIV-infected patient with high CD4+ lymphocyte counts, more than one year after starting antiretroviral therapy.
haemophilum infection were compared with those with MAC infection.
7) Serial CT scans in untreated disease show worsening of bronchiectasis, suggesting that bronchiectasis not only may predispose the patient to MAC infection, but can also be caused by it.
Caused by the M avium bacterium, disseminated MAC infection results in symptoms that include fever, night sweats, fatigue, abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss or "wasting.
Immunogenetic susceptibility and development of pulmonary MAC infection has been associated with specific HLA phenotypes.
Clarithromycin is an effective treatment for MAC infection," says Richard E.
The trials compared Mycobutin to placebo in preventing disseminated MAC infection in PWAs who have CD4 counts of 200 or less.