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Disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Complex (MAC) Infections in HIV-Positive Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate an HIV-positive patient for evidence of disseminated infection with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, complications, response to therapy

ICD-10:

A31

Description:

A patient with advanced HIV disease is at risk for a disseminated infection with Mycobacterium avium-intracellular Complex (MAC). The risk is significantly reduced if the patient is receiving effective antiretroviral therapy.

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