New MAI diagnosis with also a fungal infection
In late February I had the flu then pneumonia then sepsis. My lung Ct showed several nodules and a large mass in my right lung. I was in the hospital for 9 days and on 2 antibiotics, steroids, albuteral neubuizer treatments and since the mass decreased in size on a follow-up CT after only five days, was determined to be just the pneumonia. There were some tree-in bud noted on the CT report so my pulmonologist had me repeat the CT in 6 weeks. There is still some inflammation from the pneumonia but also some new tree-in-buds noted so I had a bronchoscopy a few weeks ago. The cultures are positive for M.avium-intracellulare group and Aspergillus terreus, which is a not so common fungus also found in dust and dirt. I have a follow-up appt with the pulmonologist and he has referred me to the infectious disease doctor for the fungus infection. I was wondering what is the initial medical treatment for the MAI and if anyone else has had the fungal infection along with the MAI. Thank you.