Most MAC Lung Infections Not Passed From Patient to Patient, Study Suggests

Most MAC Lung Infections Not Passed From Patient to Patient, Study Suggests

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Most MAC Lung Infections Not Passed From Patient to Patient, Study Suggests

Although person-to-person transmission is possible, most cystic fibrosis (CF) patients infected with Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) do not share similar strains, according to a study of patients at U.S. care centers. Researchers found high genetic similarity between isolates of MAC across some people followed at the same CF centers. Nonetheless, most isolates analyzed were unrelated and appeared to be independently acquired. The data were reported in the study titled “Population Genomics and Inference of Mycobacterium…

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