Isolated pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex infection in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection: case reports and literature review.

Carlos Salama, Maurice Policar, Mythili Venkataraman

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e35-40
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

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