Rosacea‐Like Lesions due to Familial Mycobacterium avium‐intracellulare Infection

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  • Abstract: Mycobacterium avium‐intracellulare (MAI) is a non‐tuberculous, nonlepromatous or “atypical” mycobacterium now seen frequently in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In the past decade, the incidence appears to have increased in non‐AIDS patients. Although cutaneous involvement is rare, two brothers without detectable immune defects who both presented with cutaneous MAI infection are described; the older brother also has disseminated disease. The cutaneous presentation of MAI, as well as immune and genetic defects that may predispose to mycobacterial infection, are discussed. Copyright © 1991, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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  • Nedorost ST; Elewski B; Tomford JW; Camisa C
  • Start Page

  • 491
  • End Page

  • 497
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 7