Nontuberculous mycobacterial infection of the central nervous system in patients with AIDS.

@article{Jacob1993NontuberculousMI,
  title={Nontuberculous mycobacterial infection of the central nervous system in patients with AIDS.},
  author={Caroline Jacob and S S Henein and A E Heurich and Stephen L. Kamholz},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={638-40}
}
Infections due to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are especially common in patients with AIDS. Meningitis due to NTM, however, is rare. A search for CSF cultures positive for NTM over the past 11 years at our hospital yielded 16 cases. Of these, 15 were caused by Mycobacterium avium-intracellular (MAI), and one was caused by M fortuitum. All patients with MAI infection had widespread dissemination and at least one risk factor for AIDS. Clinical features included weight loss, altered mentation… CONTINUE READING