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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 192-194

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


1 Department of Pathology, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur 760 004, Ganjam Orissa, India
2 Department of Microbiology, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur 760 004, Ganjam Orissa, India
3 Department of Paediatrics, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur 760 004, Ganjam Orissa, India

Correspondence Address:
S Mahapatra
Department of Pathology, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur 760 004, Ganjam Orissa
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.16594

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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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