Mycobacterium Avium Complex

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Mycobacterium Avium Complex

Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a type of bacteria that can cause disease by infecting humans with weakened immune systems (the system in the body which helps to fight off various infections). HIV/AIDS is a common cause of a weakened immune system that may predispose someone to MAC infection. MAC is found in food, soil, water, and is usually harmless to people with healthy immune systems. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, fatigue, diarrhea, and low blood counts (anemia). Since the MAC bacteria are in contact with humans so often, it is hard to prevent exposure; however, there are available preventative medications for people with weakened immune systems.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Mycobacterium Avium Complex" returned 321 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection on health-related quality of life in Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease.
 

Author(s): Hirofumi Kamata, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Ho Namkoong, Kazuma Yagi, Yohei Funatsu, Satoshi Okamori, Shunsuke Uno, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Makoto Ishii, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Naoki Hasegawa

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In bronchiectasis patients, chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) infection has been associated with worse health-related quality of life (HRQL), but little is known about Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease (MACLD) patients in this context. This study aimed to evaluate HRQL and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Infection by the Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex in patients with HIV/AIDS in a Peruvian hospital: A series of cases].
 

Author(s): César Ticona-Huaroto, Lilian Astocondor-Salazar, Juan Montenegro-Idrogo, Gustavo Valencia-Mesias, Jaime Soria

Journal: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. ;34(2):323-327.

 

There is little information on the presence of the Mycobacterium avium-Intracellulare (MAC) complex in Peru. Five cases of MAC infection are described in patients with HIV/AIDS at the National Hospital Dos de Mayo, Lima - Peru. The patients presented, mainly, persistent fever, chronic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Natural course of the nodular bronchiectatic form of Mycobacterium Avium complex lung disease: Long-term radiologic change without treatment.
 

Author(s): Tae Yun Park, Semin Chong, Jae-Woo Jung, In Won Park, Byoung Whui Choi, Changwon Lim, Chang Un Lee, Yang Soo Kim, Hye Won Choi, Jae Chol Choi

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Although the incidence of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease is increasing, the long-term natural course of the nodular bronchiectatic form of MAC lung disease is not well described. The objective of our study is to evaluate long-term radiologic changes in untreated MAC ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Mycobacterium Avium Complex" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnostic test accuracy of anti-glycopeptidolipid-core IgA antibodies for Mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary disease: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yuji Shibata, Nobuyuki Horita, Masaki Yamamoto, Toshinori Tsukahara, Hideyuki Nagakura, Ken Tashiro, Hiroki Watanabe, Kenjiro Nagai, Kentaro Nakashima, Ryota Ushio, Misako Ikeda, Atsuya Narita, Akinori Kanai, Takashi Sato, Takeshi Kaneko

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Currently, an anti-glycopeptidolipid (GPL)-core IgA antibody assay kit for diagnosing Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is commercially available. We conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to reveal the precise diagnostic accuracy of anti-GPL-core IgA antibodies for MAC ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Serodiagnosis of Mycobacterium avium complex disease in humans: translational research from basic mycobacteriology to clinical medicine.
 

Author(s): Kazuo Kobayashi

Journal: Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.. 2014 ;67(5):329-32.

 

Rapid and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases, including mycobacterial disease such as tuberculosis (TB) and diseases due to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), is a very important element of global health. The gold standard in diagnosis of mycobacterial diseases remains clinical ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Trends in overall opportunistic illnesses, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, cerebral toxoplasmosis and Mycobacterium avium complex incidence rates over the 30 years of the HIV epidemic: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Lara Coelho, Valdiléa Gonçalves Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Paula Mendes Luz

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;18(2):196-210.

 

The natural history of HIV infection has changed dramatically after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Currently, opportunistic illnesses still represent a major cause of death and hospitalization in this population. In this study, we review the trends in opportunistic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Clofazimine in the Treatment of Pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mycobacterium Avium Complex

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2018

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Comparison of Two- Versus Three-antibiotic Therapy for Pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Mycobacterium Avium Complex

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2018

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CLArithromycin Versus AZIthromycin in the Treatment of Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) Lung Infections
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Lung Infection; Mycobacterium Avium Complex

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2017

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