Small bowel (small intestine)
Infectious disorders

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 14 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Mycobacteria[TIAB] small bowel

See also: Tuberculosis
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Mycobacteria. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Aerobic and nonmotile bacteria without endospores or capsules that typically cause small bowel disease only in immunosuppressed or HIV+, usually as part of disseminated infection
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Foamy macrophages fill lamina propria
  • Usually patchy, no fat vacuoles
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Disseminated Mycobacterium
avium intracellulare
(MAC) with nodular infiltration
of duodenum

Positive stains
Differential diagnosis