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 325 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association between Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease and serum vitamin D status, antimicrobial peptide levels, and bone mineral density.
 

Author(s): Kohei Fujita, Yutaka Ito, Tsuyoshi Oguma, Tadashi Mio, Akio Niimi, Toyohiro Hirai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(38):e12463.

 

Vitamin D maintains calcium balance and has immunomodulatory effects. Only few studies have revealed the relationship between vitamin D and its associated factors in Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection. This study aimed to investigate the effects of MAC infection on serum ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Penile complex spindle cell pseudotumor.
 

Author(s): Pablo Fonda-Pascual, Arantxa Arana-Raja, Oscar M Moreno-Arrones, Diego Buendia-Castaño, Carmen M Garcia Del Real, Sergio Diz-Fariña

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;84(2):199-202.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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The terms "Mycobacterium Avium Complex" returned 17 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Do infections with disseminated complex precede sweet's syndrome? A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Kenji Hibiya, Kazuya Miyagi, Maki Tamayose, Daijiro Nabeya, Takeshi Kinjo, Syo Takeshima, Nanae Ikemiyagi, Keisuke Yamada, Akane Fujita, Hiroe Hashioka, Wakaki Kami, Morifumi Inamine, Daisuke Shibahara, Hideta Nakamura, Makoto Furugen, Shusaku Haranaga, Futoshi Higa, Masao Tateyama, Jiro Fujita

Journal: Int J Mycobacteriol. ;6(4):336-343.

 

Sweet's syndrome is reportedly associated with preceding nontuberculous mycobacterial infections (NTMIs). Here, we report on a systemic Mycobacterium intracellulare infection in a patient on corticoid therapy for Sweet's syndrome. Literature searches show that 69.1% of patients with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Mycobacterium Avium Complex

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2018

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mycobacterium Avium Complex

 

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2018

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lung Infection; Mycobacterium Avium Complex

 

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2018

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