What is it?
The complex Mycobacterium avium ComplexMAC English), is a type of bacterial infection that can cause severe symptoms in people with compromised immune systems. People who have a healthy immune system can also become infected with MAC. However, the symptoms they develop - usually involving the lungs - do not pose a risk of life. In people with diseases related to HIV At an advanced stage, MAC usually does not involve the lungs. Instead, it causes disease in other organs, including the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, and is thus considered a “widespread” infection.
The MAC organisms can be found almost anywhere in the room. They live in water, soil, and a variety of animals. As a result, it is difficult to avoid having contact with MAC. However, it is possible to prevent the MAC to cause diseases and symptoms in HIV-positive people using drugs (prophylaxis), a type of prevention that is often recommended for people with compromised immune systems (less than 50 CD4 cells).
The MAC is preventable. One of the best ways to prevent the MAC is to prevent the counting of cells is below CD4 100 starting antiretroviral therapy for HIV. In persons in which the count CD4 cells do not respond adequately to drug therapy, there may take prophylactic drugs to prevent the MAC. Without the incidence or prophylactic antiretroviral MAC in people with HIV and low cell count CD4 drugs may be greater than 40 percent.
O Mycobacterium avium Complex It's a sad illness that I had the displeasure of witnessing in a girl named Adriana.
What she did while I saw her was take medication every day in the old CRTA building when he was still on a street whose name I can't remember anymore…
The other thing I saw doing was die (…), a victim of this disease and leave a big void and a huge interrogation among his relatives…
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