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Bronchiectasis and diet

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Aug 3, 2020 | Replies (33)

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@barbb MAC stands for mycobacterium avium complex . It is considered to be a rare lung disease . Unlike TB it is not considered a contagious disease. It is usually treated with three strong antibiotics for at least a year. Generally a person will have a bronchoscopy, CT scan, blood work checks, and periodic sputum checks during the MAC journey. Most people have the MAC bacteria but are not infected with it. When it becomes an infection it becomes problematic. irene5

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Thanks for your explanation. Now that you have explained that so well….can you or anyone explain what the relationship is between MAC and Bronchiectasis? Obviously there are similarities but beyond that?