Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Infections

  • Authors: Richard E. Chaisson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 3/30/17 (What's New)

Summary

  • Patients with the male-associated form of MAC pulmonary disease typically have productive cough, weight loss, fatigue, fever, and night sweats[Griffith 2007]
  • Patients with the female-associated form of MAC pulmonary disease typically have milder symptoms, such as a chronic cough without constitutional symptoms[Prince 1989]
  • Differential diagnosis of pulmonary MAC is outlined in Table 13

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