S. Moreno, MD; E. Pacho, MD; J. A. López-Herce, MD; M. Rodríguez-Créixems, MD; C. Martín-Scapa, MD; E. Bouza, MD
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To the Editor: Disease due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis is being increasingly reported in patients infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (1, 2). It has been clear, since the earliest reports, that tuberculosis in these patients is atypical both in its clinical and radiologic manifestations (3, 4). Dissemination and extrapulmonary involvement are the rule, and the picture can be further complicated by unusual manifestations. We have recently seen two patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who developed hepatic and prostatic abscesses, respectively, in the setting of disseminated tuberculosis.
A 32-year-old female intravenous drug abuser, known to be positive for HIV
Moreno S, Pacho E, López-Herce JA, et al. Mycobacterium tuberculosis Visceral Abscesses in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:437. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-109-5-437_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(5):437.
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