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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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CARRASCO, Juan et al. Mycobacterium avium lung infection in HIV/AIDS patient: First report in Peru. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.1, pp.156-159. ISSN 1726-4634.

The Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a pathogen found in the environment which causes infections in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. One case is presented: an HIV positive, 38 year old male patient, infected with P. jirovecii and apparently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis since 2009. He was treated with antibiotic therapy for pneumocystosis and antituberculosis (TB) therapy, which achieved a partial improvement. In 2012, the patient underwent a culture test and new anti TB treatment. Upon suspicion of a drug resistant TB strain, it was recommended to perform the mycobacterial identification. The culture test was positive and the genotypic result was positive for MAC. The first case of an HIV/AIDS patient with MAC lung infection in Peru is reported, as well as a brief review of the epidemiological, clinical and treatment aspects to the case

Keywords : Mycobacterium avium complex; HIV Infections; Respiratory tract infections.

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