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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/22387


Title: Analysis of Mycobacterium avium complex serovars isolated from AIDS patients from southeast Brazil
Authors: Saad, Maria Helena Feres
Vincent, Veronique
Dawson, David J.
Palaci, Moises
Ferrazoli, Lucilaine
Fonseca, Leila de Souza
Keywords: seroagglutination - serovars - mycoside C - glicopeptidolipids - Mycobacterium avium
Issue Date: 31-Dec-1997
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 92 Num 4
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the distribution of Mycobacterium avium serovars isolated from AIDS patients in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Ninety single site or multiple site isolates from 75 patients were examined. The most frequent serovars found were 8 (39.2%), 4 (21.4%) and 1 (10.7%). The frequency of mixed infections with serovar 8 or 4 was 37.8%. Among the 90 strains examined, M. intracellulare serovars (7 strains) and M. scrofulaceum (4 strains) were found in 11 isolates (12%) indicating that M. avium (88%) was the major opportunistic species in the M. avium complex isolates in Brazilian AIDS patients.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/22387
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc97083
Rights: Copyright 1997 Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz
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