Mycobacterium avium complex

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What is mycobacterium avium complex?

Mycobacterium avium complex, also known as Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, includes infections caused by atypical mycobacteria. Patients with AIDS and other immunocompromised patients are at increased risk for developing MAC.

Common symptoms reported by people with mycobacterium avium complex

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

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Treatments taken by people with mycobacterium avium complex

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
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Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Biaxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Mycobutin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for mycobacterium avium complex (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for mycobacterium avium complex (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for mycobacterium avium complex (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Abdominal cramps Nausea and dizziness
Total evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Biaxin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Mycobutin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Grogginess
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 4
30s 5
40s 6
50s 27
60s 27
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

74% Female
26% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 34
Not Diagnosed 3

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