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Mycobacterium avium-avium-associated typhlitis mimicking appendicitis in an immunocompetent host.

Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) primarily causes respiratory infection in patients with underlying lung disease or disseminated disease in immunocompromised patients. We report a unique case of MAC disease in the terminal ileum of a healthy patient, mimicking appendicitis. This case emphasizes the need to further explore MAC pathogenesis in immunocompetent hosts.

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