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Mycobacterium Avium

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 19, 2007
  • 04:53 PM

Noticably ill since November 2006. Diagnosed in February 2007. Began treatment with Clarithromycin in May. Also treated with Rifampin, but could not tolerate the combination. Stopped Rifampin, continuing Clarithromycin @ 1000 mg/day in single dosage. 45 year old, married, hetero female with two children, living near Orlando, Florida. No HIV or any other known immunity factor. Low thyroid for 8 years, treated with Synthroid.

Now that my history is out there, how far North does this bacterium exist?
( In other words, where do I have to move to get away from this? ;-) )
What is the probability that I will be re-infected?
Are there any therapies available besides drug? Would something like radiation be effective?

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