Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Case reports | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images | Positive stains | Differential diagnosis
Cite this page: Gulwani H. Mycobacteria. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/smallbowelmycobacteria.html. Accessed December 6th, 2021.
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
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Foamy macrophages fill lamina propria
- Usually patchy, no fat vacuoles
Microscopic (histologic) images