Human immunodeficiency virus-associated atypical mycobacterial skeletal infections.

  title={Human immunodeficiency virus-associated atypical mycobacterial skeletal infections.},
  author={Ranella J Hirsch and Susan Milam Miller and Salahuddin Kazi and Thomas R. Cate and John D Reveille},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={25 5},
The clinical and laboratory features of six human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients with atypical mycobacterial skeletal infections, seen at a county outpatient HIV facility or university outpatient clinic, are reviewed and compared with other reported cases. Atypical mycobacterial skeletal infections are a manifestation of advanced HIV disease, with most cases having CD4 counts < 100/mm3 at the time these infections become clinically apparent. Multiple sites are frequently… CONTINUE READING


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