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disseminated Mycobacterium kansasii infection

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Description

A typical mycobacterial disseminated infection is a type of infection caused by a mycobacterium, a type of bacteria. This type of infection is characterized by the spread of the bacteria throughout the body, usually through the bloodstream. Symptoms of a mycobacterial disseminated infection can include fever, chills, fatigue, weight loss, night sweats, and joint pain. In some cases, the infection can also cause organ damage, such as to the lungs, liver, or kidneys. Treatment for a mycobacterial disseminated infection typically involves a combination of antibiotics and supportive care.

Synonyms
  • atypical mycobacterial disseminated infection
  • disseminated atypical mycobacterial infection
  • disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex
  • DMAC infection
  • MAC infection
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex
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