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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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1989


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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