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May 28, 2018 · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Also, for those with kidney disorders, it could affect potassium and phosphorus levels.

May 20, 2018 · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

No, neither of us is eligible for Medicare. Kaiser wouldn't approve the referral. We took all the records and CT Scans. The physician we saw did do an initial consultation and evaluation. She wasn't sure that the MAC was still active but wanted to do another CT Scan, which made sense. She thought some of my husband's symptoms might be caused by something unrelated to MAC, therefore the extensive tests, which would have cost a lot more than our initial payment.

May 19, 2018 · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Unfortunately Dr. Aksamit was sick that day so we didn't get to see him. We saw another physician who prescribed many tests, but since we were paying out-of-pocket, it was going to cost too much. We ended up just returning home.

Apr 23, 2018 · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Thank you, I will mention your doctor's therapy to Dr. Aksamit.

Apr 22, 2018 · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

He was prescribed the big 3, but found he generally couldn't take them. He had CT tests which showed mild bronchiectasis in both lobes. We are actually traveling to Mayo Clinic in Rochester tomorrow to see Dr. Aksamit on Tuesday. I hope they will be able to come up with alternative therapies.

Apr 22, 2018 · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

My husband had extreme night sweats, low-grade fever, and extreme fatigue. He had it for months before his sputum came back positive for MAC. Previous physicians didn't do any follow-up tests, though he had the same complaints. Once the sputum came back positive, they finally diagnosed it.

Mar 16, 2018 · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Perhaps working with folks with severely compromised systems, may have compromised his, as well. As to whether he got MAC from them, he hasn't speculated.