Nontuberculous mycobacteria in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

  title={Nontuberculous mycobacteria in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection.},
  author={Debra A. Benator and Fred M. Gordin},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory infections},
  volume={11 4},
Because of their often profound immune suppression, persons with HIV-infection are, increasingly, being identified as having morbidity related to mycobacteria. Indeed, mycobacterial disease is now the second most frequent cause of illness in AIDS patients receiving PCP prophylaxis with the majority of these patients in the United States having disease caused by M. avium complex (MAC). This section reviews the epidemiology, clinical presentation, treatment protocols, and prophylaxis strategies… CONTINUE READING
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