Cervical adenitis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

@article{Butt1998CervicalAD,
  title={Cervical adenitis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={Adeel A Butt},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={315 1},
  pages={50-5}
}
  • Adeel A Butt
  • Published 1998 in The American journal of the medical sciences
Rapidly growing mycobacteria, an infrequent cause of human disease, are increasingly being recognized as human pathogens rather than mere colonizers. Rapidly growing mycobacteria infrequently cause disease in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is unclear whether patients with AIDS are more predisposed than others to infection by these organisms. The optimal regimen and duration of treatment is similarly uncertain. Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rare cause of lymphadenitis… CONTINUE READING