Journal Article

Prevalence and Clinical Manifestations of Disseminated <i>Mycobacterium avium</i> Complex Infection in South Africans with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Clive A. Pettipher, Alan S. Karstaedt and Mark Hopley

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 12, pages 2068-2071
Published in print December 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/323979
Prevalence and Clinical Manifestations of Disseminated Mycobacterium avium Complex Infection in South Africans with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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In a sample of 100 hospitalized human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive black South African patients with CD4 cell counts of <100 cells/mm3, the point prevalence of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex infection was 10%, in contrast with other African studies that report that the infection is uncommon. The point prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was 54%. The clinical and laboratory features of these patients were largely unhelpful in detecting M. avium complex; the BACTEC blood culture (Becton Dickinson) was the only reliable method.

Journal Article.  2094 words.  Illustrated.

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

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