How often are blood cultures obtained for M avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) infection in pediatric HIV infection and how long does treatment last?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Blood cultures should be obtained at regular intervals until the results are negative and the susceptibilities of identified organisms are determined. Treatment must be continued indefinitely.


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