Medical Dictionary: Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC)


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Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC): Another name for Mycobacterium avium Complex.
Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC) (condition): Bacterial infection that is often AIDS-related.

Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC): Several different syndromes are caused by Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). Disseminated infections are usually associated with HIV infection. Less commonly, pulmonary disease in nonimmunocompromised persons is a result of infection with MAC. In children, the most common syndrome is cervical lymphadenitis. 1

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