This website is about Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease in non-HIV infected patients. It is directed at patients with MAC lung disease or those who want to know more about the disease. It is written by physicians and investigators at the University of Texas Health Science Center who deal with these patients and their disease on a daily basis. The website is designed to be informative and encourage you to be part of the solution of MAC lung disease. It is a disease about which little is known, with more questions than answers. We believe in a scientific approach to these questions through clinical trials such as we have performed in the past. Without participation of patients and supporters, we will continue to struggle with the information gap that is such a frustrating part of this disease.
Richard J. Wallace, Jr., M.D.
Chairman, Department of Microbiology John Chapman Professorship in Microbiology University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler