Mycobacterium avium: a pathogen of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.


Mycobacterium avium complex has been isolated with increasing frequency from humans during the last few decades. Thirteen patients admitted to the UCLA Medical Center with the diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), in addition to having Kaposi's sarcoma, Pneumocystis pneumonia, and other opportunistic infections, also had M. avium complex… (More)