AIDS and mycobacterial infections

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Abstract

Mycobacterial infections take a heavy toll on HIV-infected patients. The resurgence of tuberculosis (TB) in the U.S., beginning in 1985, is closely related to the HIV epidemic, and in developing countries, TB is the most important HIV-related opportunistic infection (OI). TB can be difficult to diagnose in a person with HIV infection because TB symptoms are similar to those of numerous other OIs. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a serious infection in advanced HIV disease. Effective treatment and preventive therapies for MAC have reduced morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-57
Number of pages10
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume12
Issue numberSUPPL. A
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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