Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stomachMAI.html. Accessed May 15th, 2021.
Definition / general
- Organism ubiqitous in soil, water, dust
- Infection usually in setting of AIDS with disseminated disease
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Lamina propria filled with monotonous infiltrate of foamy histiocytes, no granulomas
- Ziehl-Neelson, modified Fite stain, other acid fast bacilli stains