Mycobacterium abscessus

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What is mycobacterium abscessus?

Mycobacterium abscessus is a type of bacterial infection. It most commonly affects people that are immunocompromised or vulnerable to infection.

Common symptoms reported by people with mycobacterium abscessus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with mycobacterium abscessus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with mycobacterium abscessus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with mycobacterium abscessus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with mycobacterium abscessus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has mycobacterium abscessus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 0
30s 1
40s 2
50s 3
60s 6
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

87% Female
13% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from mycobacterium abscessus patients who have completed their condition history
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