Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) Lung Disease in Two Inner City Community Hospitals: Recognition, Prevalence, Co-Infection with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTB) and Pulmonary Function (PF) Improvements After Treatment

@inproceedings{Khan2010MycobacteriumAC,
  title={Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) Lung Disease
in Two Inner City Community Hospitals: Recognition,
Prevalence, Co-Infection with Mycobacterium
Tuberculosis (MTB) and Pulmonary Function (PF)
Improvements After Treatment},
  author={Zinobia Khan and Albert Miller and Moses Bachan and Joseph Donath},
  booktitle={The open respiratory medicine journal},
  year={2010}
}
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to separate MAC lung disease from colonization and to define indications for treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY Over 4 years, we evaluated patients who had positive MAC cultures, MAC infection and coinfection with MTB. In the first study, 42 immunocompetent patients with sputum or BAL culture positive only for MAC during a single year (2004) were reviewed. On clinical and radiographic review, they were classified as disease related to MAC, likely… CONTINUE READING

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