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Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex

Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 August 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Organism ubiqitous in soil, water, dust
● Infection usually in setting of AIDS with disseminated disease

Micro description

● Lamina propria filled with monotonous infiltrate of foamy histiocytes, no granulomas

Micro images

Various images

Positive Stains

● Ziehl-Neelson, modified Fite stain, other acid fast bacilli stains

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