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What is Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria?

What is Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria?

  • Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria: A very rare group of disorders where a person without an immune deficiency is susceptible to infection by weak mycobacterial organisms, nontuberculous and environmental mycobacteria e.g. Calmette-Guerin Bacillus (BCG). The severity of the disorder is greatly variable and ranges from a localized recurring non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection to a potentially fatal BCG infection. Most people who are infected with these organisms have no symptoms but a genetic mutation in some people makes them more susceptible.

Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria, or a subtype of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria: Introduction

Types of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria:

Broader types of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria:

How serious is Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria?

Complications of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria: see complications of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria

What causes Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria?

Causes of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria: see causes of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria

What are the symptoms of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria?

Symptoms of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria: see symptoms of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria

Complications of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria: see complications of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria

Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria: Pediatrician, Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria.
Treatments for Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria: see treatments for Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria
Research for Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria: see research for Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria

Name and Aliases of Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria

Main name of condition: Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria

Other names or spellings for Mendelian susceptibility to atypical mycobacteria:

Atypical mycobacteriosis, familial, Idiopathic atypical mycobacterial infection, Mycobacterium Infections, Atypical, idiopathic infection caused by BCG or atypical mycobacteria, Mycobacterial disease, Mendelian susceptibility to, Atypical mycobacterial infection, disseminated, Atypical mycobacterial infection, familial disseminated, MSMD

Atypical mycobacterial infection, disseminated, Atypical mycobacterial infection, familial disseminated, BCG and salmonella infection, disseminated, BCG infection, generalized familial, Familial disseminated atypical mycobacteriosis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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