Mycobacterium avium Complex Common-Source or Cross-Infection in AIDS Patients Attending the Same Day-Care Facility

Anne Carbonne, Nadine Lemaitre, Marie Bochet, Chantal Truffot-Pernot, Christine Katlama, Jacques Grosset, François Bricaire, Vincent Jarlier

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Abstract

To delineate the epidemiology of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients, we studied 32 case patients with disseminated MAC infection who attended the same day-care facility during a period of 13 months. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis showed very low similarity between MAC strains, suggesting that, despite close contacts between the patients, nosocomial cross-transmission or exposure to a common source of MAC did not occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)784-786
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume19
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Carbonne, A., Lemaitre, N., Bochet, M., Truffot-Pernot, C., Katlama, C., Grosset, J., ... Jarlier, V. (1998). Mycobacterium avium Complex Common-Source or Cross-Infection in AIDS Patients Attending the Same Day-Care Facility. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 19(10), 784-786.