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Isolated Pulmonary <i>Mycobacterium avium</i> Complex Infection in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Case Reports and Literature Review

Carlos Salama, Maurice Policar and Mythili Venkataraman

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 3, pages e35-e40
Published in print August 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/375895
Isolated Pulmonary Mycobacterium avium Complex Infection in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Case Reports and Literature Review

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We report 4 cases of isolated pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection and review the 20 previously reported cases in the human immunodeficiency virus literature. All 4 patients had acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and 3 were believed to have had an immune reconstitution syndrome as a cause of MAC infection. Two patients underwent bronchoscopy with biopsy, revealing endobronchial lesions and granuloma formation, and all 4 patients responded well to MAC therapy.

Journal Article.  2742 words.  Illustrated.

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

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