Absence of bacteremia with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in Ugandan patients with AIDS

David O. Okello, Nelson Sewankambo, Richard Goodgame, Thomas O. Aisu, May Kwezi, Anne Morrissey, Jerrold J. Ellner

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Abstract

Disseminated infection with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare is the most common systemic bacterial infection in American patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Blood cultures for mycobacteria were obtained from 50 severely ill Ugandan patients fulfilling the World Health Organization criteria for AIDS and considered late in the course of their illness; 98% had antibody to HIV by ELISA. All blood cultures were negative. These data suggest that disseminated infection with M. avium-intracellulare is infrequent in Ugandan patients with AIDS, if it occurs at all.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-210
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume162
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Mycobacterium avium Complex
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection
Bacteremia
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Antibodies
Mycobacterium
Bacterial Infections
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Blood Culture

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Immunology

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Okello, D. O., Sewankambo, N., Goodgame, R., Aisu, T. O., Kwezi, M., Morrissey, A., & Ellner, J. J. (1990). Absence of bacteremia with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in Ugandan patients with AIDS. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 162(1), 208-210.

Absence of bacteremia with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in Ugandan patients with AIDS. / Okello, David O.; Sewankambo, Nelson; Goodgame, Richard; Aisu, Thomas O.; Kwezi, May; Morrissey, Anne; Ellner, Jerrold J.

In: Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 162, No. 1, 07.1990, p. 208-210.

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Okello, DO, Sewankambo, N, Goodgame, R, Aisu, TO, Kwezi, M, Morrissey, A & Ellner, JJ 1990, 'Absence of bacteremia with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in Ugandan patients with AIDS', Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 162, no. 1, pp. 208-210.
Okello DO, Sewankambo N, Goodgame R, Aisu TO, Kwezi M, Morrissey A et al. Absence of bacteremia with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in Ugandan patients with AIDS. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1990 Jul;162(1):208-210.
Okello, David O. ; Sewankambo, Nelson ; Goodgame, Richard ; Aisu, Thomas O. ; Kwezi, May ; Morrissey, Anne ; Ellner, Jerrold J. / Absence of bacteremia with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in Ugandan patients with AIDS. In: Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1990 ; Vol. 162, No. 1. pp. 208-210.
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