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I was diagnosed with mac (no aids) 2 yrs ago, how long will therapy continue?
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: See below
It is typically continued for 1 year after the first negative sputum sample.
However, sometimes it is very difficult to clear and you may need to be on suppressive therapy for life.

In brief: See below
It is typically continued for 1 year after the first negative sputum sample.
However, sometimes it is very difficult to clear and you may need to be on suppressive therapy for life.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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Dr. David Rosenthal
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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Mycobacterium avium complex (mac) is associated with individuals who have severely decreased t-cell immunity.
If you do not have HIV or aids, then you likely need to seek the help of someone to diagnose your underlying immune difficulty. Depending on your immune system, the treatment may vary.

In brief: Need more details
Mycobacterium avium complex (mac) is associated with individuals who have severely decreased t-cell immunity.
If you do not have HIV or aids, then you likely need to seek the help of someone to diagnose your underlying immune difficulty. Depending on your immune system, the treatment may vary.
Dr. David Rosenthal
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
In brief: At least 12 month
The optimal duration of treatment for mac is not known; however most expert would treat for 12 months after obtaining a negative sputum culture.

In brief: At least 12 month
The optimal duration of treatment for mac is not known; however most expert would treat for 12 months after obtaining a negative sputum culture.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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