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I Have Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection

A Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection. You're not alone. 35 People

    Mycobacterium

    I have Mac and I have just been given 2 kinds of antibiotics I am a little concerned about the side effects, anyone got any advice.
    shellyoung shellyoung 46-50 Apr 28, 2012

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    What Can I Expect?

    I have been diagnosed with Mycobacterium Avium Complex. However , I haven't started on the three drugs prescribed by my doctor. They are:zitromax, ethambutol,and rifampin. What has anyone experience withthis treatment? Side effects? Cure rate?
    fastesteddie fastesteddie 70+, M 11 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Mac

    I am brand new to this website.  I hope I am using it right.I was diagnosed with Mycobacterium Avium Complex about 5 months ago.  After much more testing, I started taking antibiotics 3 months ago.  At first I was doing ok with this regimen, but, for the past 6 weeks, I have...
    KayPW KayPW 61-65 3 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    Bacteria In Showerheds

    Thomas LaPorta and Susan Jacoby are the inventors of The Just Routine Showerhead Clean device and system. While watching the morning Today Show a segment came on stating that “Showerheads Can Harbor Bacteria”. Susan being very conscious of her health and a clean home...
    tlaporta3 tlaporta3 46-50 Aug 6, 2010

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    Hello Mac, It's Me...kate

    Last August I spent one of the best weeks of my life in Mexico, celebrating my younger brother's wedding. On the day we were to return home I had a fever that I just couldn't seem to shake. Two days later, August 30th I entered the hospital with a temperature of 105.5 and that...
    meka0201 meka0201 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    Now What??

    I've just been diagnosed with Mycobacterium Avium Complex. I think Lady Windemere syndrome sounds a lot more glamorous! My pulmonologist is warning me that treating this with 3 different antibiotics is full of dangers. Like, kidney failure and loss of color vision. Somewhere...
    Laytblmr Laytblmr 66-70 3 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    Does This Run In Families?

    I was diagnosed with MAI in 2000 (when I was 51) after spots were seen on my lung on a routine chest x-ray. I had no symptoms at all.  I had a PET scan and then a lung biopsy.  I The pulmonologist put me on the Zithromax, Ethambutol and Rifampin for six months.  The...
    harue harue 61-65 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

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