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.
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- Microbiology (medical)