Mycobacterium avium complex 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
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Mycobacterium avium complex disease

AIDS, Infectious disease An opportunistic mycobacterial infection and serious, life-threatening complication of HIV infection Clinical Fever, night sweats, weight loss, diarrhea, ↓ survival in immunocompromised Pts Management Rifabutin, ethambutol, clarithromycin, azithromycin
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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