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Mycobacterium Avium Complex in Leukemia Patiants
Hi, My father had hairy-Cell leukemia for 20 yrs. He has been treated for that, and his counts are good. As for the Mycobacterium, he has been taking lots of antibiotics, none of them seem to help. His T-cells are very low and lymphocytes are swollen. he has been taking:
Vancomycin, ETHAMBUTOL , KLACID, RIFABUTIN, MEGAXINE, MYCOBUTIN,  SEPTRIM FORTE
do you have any other recommendations, since the antibiotics are not helping him...

Thank you so much for your time!
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1081992 tn?1389907237
How about the drugs that stimulate production of immune cells, like Neulasta? But I don't know offhand if there are any such drugs to stimulate T-cells, as there are for granulocytes.

For less dramatic improvements, there are maybe approaches using diet and reasonable exercise, avoiding sugar and alcohol, etc. Even garlic and onions might stimulate the activity of the reduced number of cells that do exist.

Sorry, that's not much help. Maybe you'd do better by asking on an Infectious Disease group. Good luck.
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I looked up the group here for you:

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Infectious-Diseases/show/338

I see that a Dr Santos was answering questions there on Feb 2, they might be back to answer more. There is also the 'group leader' there "mkh9" who was active at the end of January.  Good luck.
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