Mycobacterium avium-mycobacterium intracellulare infection limited to the skin and lymph nodes in patients with aids

D. J. Barbaro, V. L. Orcutt, B. M. Coldiron

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Abstract

Three patients with AIDS who were taking 3′-azido-3′-deoxythymidine (AZT) developed cutaneous abscesses from which Mycobacterium avium-Mycobacterium intracellulare was isolated. Culture of multiple blood samples and bone marrow aspirate from all three patients revealed that the infection was not disseminated. This is a rare form of presentation for this infection in AIDS patients. We speculate that the antiviral drug AZT was responsible for the localization of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-628
Number of pages4
JournalReviews of infectious diseases
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1989

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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