Drugs For Mycobacterium Avium Complex

Before the advent of HAART and the use of prophylaxis, disseminated MAC infection occurred in 15-40% of patients with HIV infection; MAC infections now are greatly reduced. Patients with MAC infection usually have advanced HIV disease, with CD4 counts <100/mm3 and symptoms of fever, night sweats, weight loss, and anemia at the time of diagnosis. In non-HIV-infected persons, MAC infection usually is limited to the lungs and presents with a chronic productive cough and radiographic evidence of limited, diffuse, and/or cavitary disease. Although standard antimycobac-terial drugs have little activity against MAC, newer agents with activity against MAC are used both to prevent and to treat MAC in AIDS patients.

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