MAC disease


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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.
2) Adults and adolescents who have HIV infection should receive chemoprophylaxis against disseminated MAC disease if they have a CD4+ T-lymphocyte count of <50 cells/[mu]L (AI).
Most people taking medicine for MAC disease begin to feel better within 4-6 weeks.
However, to the best of our knowledge, no controlled surgical trials for MAC disease have been published.
The patient received treatment for presumptive MAC disease and esophageal candidiasis, and prophylaxis for PCP A chest drainage catheter was placed and then removed before the patient was discharged on November 23.
Patients with MAC disease were older than those with RGM disease (68 vs.