Analysis of Mycobacterium avium complex serovars isolated from AIDS patients from southeast Brazil.

@article{Saad1997AnalysisOM,
  title={Analysis of Mycobacterium avium complex serovars isolated from AIDS patients from southeast Brazil.},
  author={Maria Helena F{\'e}res Saad and V{\'e}ronique Vincent and David J Dawson and Mo{\'i}ses Palaci and Lucilaine Ferrazoli and Leila de Souza Fonseca},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1997},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={471-5}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the distribution of Mycobacterium avium serovars isolated from AIDS patients in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Ninety single site or multiple site isolates from 75 patients were examined. The most frequent serovars found were 8 (39.2%), 4 (21.4%) and 1 (10.7%). The frequency of mixed infections with serovar 8 or 4 was 37.8%. Among the 90 strains examined, M. intracellulare serovars (7 strains) and M. scrofulaceum (4 strains) were found in 11 isolates (12… CONTINUE READING
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