Rosacea-like lesions due to familial Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection.

Academic Article


  • 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.
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  • Adult, Diagnosis, Differential, Facial Dermatoses, Family Health, Humans, Male, Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Infection, Rosacea, Skin Diseases, Infectious
  • Author List

  • Nedorost ST; Elewski B; Tomford JW; Camisa C
  • Start Page

  • 491
  • End Page

  • 497
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 7