Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection Treatment

The treatment of an atypical mycobacterial infection often includes treatment with two antibiotics. These infections are difficult to treat due to antibiotic drug resistance. Atypical mycobacterial infection is very difficult to cure in the person is infected with HIV or AIDS. Infected lymph glands that form an abscess may need to be treated surgically to allow them to drain.

Treatment of atypical mycobacterial infections often include:

Last Updated: Aug 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection References
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