MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)

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What is MAC (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 MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)


Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with MAC (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
7
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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
2
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (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)

(Ultrasound of kidneys (renal))
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)

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Side effects
How many evaluations
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Perceived effectiveness
for MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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(Biaxin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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(Mycobutin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultrasound of kidneys (renal))
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
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  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 4
30s 3
40s 9
50s 20
60s 20
70+ 8

Sex

Distribution of sex

73% Female
27% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29
Not Diagnosed 3

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