Journal Article

Perspective on Animal Models: Chronic Intracellular Infections

Lowell S. Young and Luiz E. Bermudez

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue Supplement_3, pages S221-S226
Published in print September 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/321851
Perspective on Animal Models: Chronic Intracellular Infections

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Systemic human disease caused by organisms of the Mycobacterium avium–Mycobacterium intracellulare complex (MAC) represent a chronic intracellular infection in human hosts who are usually immunocompromised. To develop improved treatment and prophylaxis, and to obtain a better understanding of pathogenesis, we studied the beige mouse (C57 beige+/beige+) challenged orally or intravenously with a human isolate that causes lethal disease in patients with AIDS (MAC 101, serovar 1). Encouraging anti-MAC studies in animals, as reviewed here, should provide the basis for considering human trials with a promising agent. The ability of an antimicrobial agent to achieve high intracellular concentrations has correlated with the in vivo activity of several specific compounds.

Journal Article.  3463 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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