CHARLES R. HORSBURGH JR, M.D.; DAVID L. COHN, M.D.
To the editor: Hawkins and colleagues (1) have made an important contribution in their article on infections with Mycobacterium avium complex in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Although we have also had only limited success in treating these infections, analysis of the case of one of our patients whose infection with M. avium complex responded to therapy yields important insights.
A 31-year-old homosexual man presented in February 1983 with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and was treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole followed by pentamidine. His condition remained stable until August 1983, when Kaposi's sarcoma appeared; loss of weight and pancytopenia followed. In January 1984
HORSBURGH CR, COHN DL. Mycobacterium avium Complex and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;105:968–969. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-6-968
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(6):968-969.
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