Mycobacterium avium intracellularae complex associated extrapulmonary axillary lymphadenitis in a HIV-seropositive infant - A rare case report

Department of Pathology, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur - 760 004, Ganjam Orissa, India.
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (Impact Factor: 0.88). 08/2005; 23(3):192-4. DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.16594
Source: PubMed


Opportunistic infections by Mycobacterium avium intracellulare complex in HIV infected patients, though common in adults, are rarely seen in infants. We herewith report an interesting case of an eight month old infant presenting with isolated axillary lymphadenitis, later on diagnosed to be tubercular lymphadenitis by Mycobacterium avium intracellulare and finally proved to be seropositive for HIV infection born to previously undetected HIV seropositive parents.

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