Anna Wald, MD; Marie B. Coyle, PhD; LaDonna C. Carlson, BS; Robert L. Thompson, MD; Thomas M. Hooton, MD
A fatal infection with an unidentified acid-fast bacillus was recently reported in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (1). The organism could not be cultured but was provisionally classified as a mycobacterium on the basis of electron microscopy and cell-wall lipid analysis. We report the clinical characteristics of seven patients with AIDS from whom we isolated a similar, unusually fastidious mycobacterium that we have been unable to identify definitively using standard methods.
Wald A, Coyle MB, Carlson LC, Thompson RL, Hooton TM. Infection with a Fastidious Mycobacterium Resembling Mycobacterium simiae in Seven Patients with AIDS. Ann Intern Med. ;117:586–589. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-7-586
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(7):586-589.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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