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...
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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