Diagnosis of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex infection by liver biopsy

S. R. Shah, D. A. Rastegar, T. L. Nicol

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Abstract

Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection is a common complication of HIV/AIDS. Signs and symptoms of this infection are nonspecific and include fever, weight loss, diarrhea, and abnormal levels of liver enzymes, especially elevated alkaline phosphatase levels. Diagnosis can be achieved through several methods, but liver biopsy may be the most rapid and efficient. We present a case that illustrates the potential value of liver biopsy in diagnosing disseminated MAC infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-672
Number of pages4
JournalAIDS Reader
Volume10
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • AIDS-related infections
  • Liver biopsy
  • Mycobacterium avium complex
  • Mycobacterium aviumintracellulare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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