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

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 avium complex

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

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Organic gardening)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Incruse Ellipta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Holiday)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for mycobacterium avium complex (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal cramps nausea and dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for mycobacterium avium complex (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
grogginess
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Organic gardening)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (2 evaluations)
Side effects
shortness of breath with exertion
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for mycobacterium avium complex (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Incruse Ellipta)
Perceived effectiveness
for mycobacterium avium complex (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(Manual fold up)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (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 6
40s 9
50s 29
60s 38
70+ 30

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 31
Female 94

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