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PEREZ, CARLOS et al. Mycobacterium and Intestinal disease in an HIV infected patient: case report and Review. Infect. [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.4, pp.243-249. ISSN 0123-9392.

Non tuberculous mycobacteria infection has been described as a frequent cause of multiorganic disease in several inmunocompromised patients. However, just a few cases have been reported in Colombia and there are no records about its incidence and prevalence. A case of intestinal infection with Mycobacterium Avium-Complex in a HIV(+) patient is shown. In patients with intestinal compromise diagnosis should be based on the demonstration of the microorganism in a tissue biopsy or through the isolation in stools culture. Little information has been written in our country about this pathology, that is the value of reviewing the outstanding points about its diagnosis and management.

Keywords : mycobacteria; Mycobacterium avium-Complex; inmunosuppression; HIV infection; intestinal compromise.

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