Mycobacterium avium lung infection in HIV/AIDS patient: first report in Peru

Authors

  • Juan Carrasco Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Estudiante de Medicina.
  • Leslie Soto Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. médico infectólogo.
  • Frine Samalvides Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. médico infectólogo.
  • Luis Asencios Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. biólogo.
  • Neyda Quispe Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. biólogo.
  • Eddy Valencia Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. biólogo.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2014.311.23

Keywords:

Mycobacterium avium complex, HIV Infections, Respiratory tract infections

Abstract

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.

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Published

2014-03-15

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Case Report

How to Cite

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Carrasco J, Soto L, Samalvides F, Asencios L, Quispe N, Valencia E. Mycobacterium avium lung infection in HIV/AIDS patient: first report in Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Mar. 15 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];31(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/23

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