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Negative sputum results without treatment

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Dec 12, 2019 | Replies (103)

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@pfist Hi Shari. Are you getting regular lung function tests done to make sure your FEV is not on the decline?

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Terri
Yes I just got one a couple of weeks ago and will see my Pulmonologist in July for another one and a CT scan.
It was kinda low this last time but with me it's hard to tell what's what. I have asthma bronchectasis and some aspergillus showed up in last scope. I'm getting treated for the aspergillus with a anti fungal now. The asthma complicates things because I'm highly allergic to aspergillus.
With these studies on spontaneous conversion of MAC is sounds the younger and heavier you are the better.
Does anyone know any studies on people being treated for MAC with antibiotics and what percentage of those people get well and stay well?
My understanding is that it comes back a lot of the time but I'm not clear on what those percentages are.
But it is good news that around 50% spontaneously convert from MAC!
Shari