Lack of T-lymphocytosis and poor interferon gamma production in BAL fluid from HIV-negative immunocompetent patients with pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis.

Very little is known about the pathogenesis of pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis in immunocompetent individuals. Local inflammatory response was assessed by examining bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from 13 HIV-negative patients (12 F) without known cell-mediated immunosuppression, aged 48-72 y (median age 60 y), with non-tuberculous lung… CONTINUE READING