Lien vers Pubmed [PMID] – 22230736
Lien DOI – 10.1016/j.jinf.2011.12.020
J Infect 2012 Jun; 64(6): 613-7
We report the first case of Mycobacterium avium reactivation, after prolonged latency, in a HIV-infected patient receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy with undetectable viral replication and normal CD4 cell count. The patient presented with a painful swollen shoulder seven years after initial M. avium bacteriaemia. Articular puncture grew M. avium. The isolates of the first and second infection were identical using repetitive-sequence-based Polymerase Chain Reaction analyses.