Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC): an unusual potential pathogen in cerebrospinal fluid of AIDS patients

Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC): an unusual potential pathogen in cerebrospinal fluid of AIDS patients

Alternative title Complexo Mycobacterium avium: um patógeno potencial pouco comum no líquido céfalo -raquidiano de pacientes com AIDS
Author Hadad, David Jamil Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Petry, Tereza Cristina Google Scholar
Maresca, Anaenza Freie Google Scholar
Ferrazoli, Lucilaine Google Scholar
Martins, Maria Conceição Google Scholar
Palhares, Maria Cecilia De Almeida Google Scholar
Pinto, Walkyria Pereira Google Scholar
Castelo Filho, Adauto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Palaci, Moises Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Instituto Adolfo Lutz
Abstract Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is frequently isolated from patients with late complications of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), especially in North America and Europe. However, its isolation from the central nervous system (CNS) has been seldom reported in these countries. MAC infections in AIDS patients in African and Latin American countries are believed to be uncommon. We report the isolation of MAC from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 11 AIDS patients out of 1723 (0.63%) seen at Centro de Referência e Treinamento - AIDS, São Paulo and discuss the significance of its isolation.

O complexo Mycobacterium avium (CMA) é frequentemente isolado de pacientes com complicações tardias de Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida (AIDS), especialmente na América do Norte e Europa. Entretanto, existem poucos relatos do isolamento deste complexo a partir do sistema nervoso central (SNC) nestes países. Acredita-se que infecções pelo CMA sejam raras entre pacientes portadores de AIDS em países da África e América Latina. Neste trabalho relatamos o isolamento do CMA do líquor de 11 pacientes portadores de AIDS dentre 1723 (0.63%) atendidos no Centro de Referência e Treinamento -AIDS, de São Paulo, e discutimos a significância deste achado.
Keywords Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Language English
Date 1995-04-01
Published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo. Instituto de Medicina Tropical, v. 37, n. 2, p. 93-98, 1995.
ISSN 0036-4665 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Instituto de Medicina Tropical
Extent 93-98
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651995000200001
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S0036-46651995000200001 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/371

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