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Pulmonary Mycobacterium avium Complex Disease Without Dissemination in HIV-Infected Patients

Laurent Hocqueloux; Philippe Lesprit; Jean-Louis Herrmann; Arnaud de La Blanchardiere; Anne-Marie Zagdanski; Jean-Marie Decazes; Jacques Modai
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Affiliations: From the Clinique des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France,  From the Service de Microbiologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France,  From the Service de Radiologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France

Affiliations: From the Clinique des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France,  From the Service de Microbiologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France,  From the Service de Radiologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France

Affiliations: From the Clinique des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France,  From the Service de Microbiologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France,  From the Service de Radiologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France


1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1998;113(2):542-548. doi:10.1378/chest.113.2.542
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Abstract

Pulmonary disease due to Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) without evidence of dissemination is uncommon in HIV-infected patients. Five cases were observed over a 2-year period. All patients had AIDS and the median CD4 cell count at the time of presentation was 90 x 106/L. Radiographic patterns included unilobar alveolar infiltrates or diffuse alveolar densities. All patients had a favorable clinical response to antimycobacterial chemotherapy with a median follow-up period of 10 months. MAC should be considered in HIV-infected patients with positive respiratory samples for acid-fast bacilli and pulmonary infiltrates. Patients with such findings in whom presumptive therapy for tuberculosis has failed should receive broad-spectrum antimycobacterial chemotherapy until final identification is available.


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