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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)