FLOR T. TECSON-TUMANG, M.D.; JEAN LESLY BRIGHT, M.D.
To the editor: We have recently encountered a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and disseminated infection with Mycobacterium xenopi. This case appears unique because M. xenopi in the syndrome has not been reported, whereas the increased incidence of disseminated infections due to the atypical mycobacterium M. avium-intracellulare in this clinical setting has been very well documented (1-4).
A 33-year-old bisexual man was first seen at our center on 11 November, 1982 because of a 4-week history of fever, headache, weakness, anorexia, and a 10-kg weight loss. He was subsequently found to have lymphopenia, oral candidiasis, bilateral retinopathy thought to
TECSON-TUMANG FT, BRIGHT JL. Mycobacterium xenopi and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;100:461–462. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-3-461_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(3):461-462.
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