JON D. HIRASUNA, M.D.
To the editor: Disseminated Mycobacterium kansasii. infection in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has recently been reported (1). The following case report is similar but also describes the histopathology of the bone marrow and lymph nodes.
A 25-year-old homosexual man had a 6-month history of fever and adenopathy, a 9-kg weight loss, minimally productive cough, periodic loose stools, and persistent oral thrush. A previous evaluation had yielded a positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test and a low T-lymphocyte helper-to-suppressor cell ratio. Physician examination showed diffuse adenopathy and oral lesions consistent with thrush.
Blood cultures on three occasions
HIRASUNA JD. Disseminated Mycobacterium kansasii Infection in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Ann Intern Med. ;107:784. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-5-784_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(5):784.
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