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UNDERSTANDING MAC INFECTION: Is there any difference between MAC and MAI?


Being Alive 1993 Mar 5: 14

No. The terms MAC and MAI are interchangeable. MAC (Mycobacterium avium complex) and MAI (Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare) both include the same two specific organisms: Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare.


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