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Mycobacterium ulcerans infection as a cause of chronic diarrhea in an AIDS patient: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18205278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic diarrhea is one of the most frequent gastro-intestinal manifestations in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Protozoa and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are opportunistic pathogens that can easily infect these patients. Among the NTM, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is the most frequently observed pathogen in HIV-infected patients. However, NTMs other than MAC have not been reported as a gastrointestinal pathogen as yet. We present a case of chronic diarrhea in an AIDS patient in whom Mycobacterium ulcerans and cryptosporidium co-infection is evidenced from colonic tissue.
Jin-Gook Huh; You-Sun Kim; Jong-Sung Lee; Tae-Yeob Jeong; Soo-Hyung Ryu; Jung-Hwan Lee; Jeong-Seop Moon; Yun-Kyung Kang; Myung-Shup Shim; Myoung-Don Oh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1007-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-21     Completed Date:  2008-05-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  808-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Joong-gu, Jeo-dong 2-ga 85, Seoul 100-032, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / microbiology*,  parasitology
Buruli Ulcer / complications,  diagnosis*
Chronic Disease
Cryptosporidiosis / complications
DNA, Bacterial / analysis
Diarrhea / microbiology*,  parasitology
Mycobacterium ulcerans / genetics,  isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Bacterial

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