Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 14th, 1997
M. kansasii is second only to M. avium complex among the atypical mycobacteria that cause disease in patients with AIDS, and disseminated M. kansasii infection is an AIDS-defining condition in patients infected with HIV. Of patients with AIDS whose cases were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 1981 and 1987, 0.44 percent of those from areas where M. kansasii is endemic and 0.08 percent of those from...
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