COURT PEDERSEN, M.D.; JENS O. NIELSEN, M.D.
PEDERSEN C, NIELSEN JO. Mycobacterium avium Complex and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:165-166. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-1-165_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(1):165-166.
To the editor: Results of treatment of disseminated infection with Mycobacterium avium complex in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have been discouraging. In a recent article, Hawkins and coworkers (1) presented the cases of 67 patients treated at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The patients were treated with a combination of antimycobacterial drugs including ansamycin and clofazimine. Although the treatment regimens and dosages used may be discussed, no instance of clinical improvement or microbiologic cure was seen. We recently treated a patient in whom microbiologic cure apparently was obtained.
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