analysis of mycobacterium avium complex serovars isolated from aids patients from southeast brazil.the purpose of this study was to assess the distribution of mycobacterium avium serovars isolated from aids patients in são paulo and rio de janeiro. ninety single site or multiple site isolates from 75 patients were examined. the most frequent serovars found were 8 (39.2%), 4 (21.4%) and 1 (10.7%). the frequency of mixed infections with serovar 8 or 4 was 37.8%. among the 90 strains examined, m. intracellulare serovars (7 strains) and m. scrofulaceum (4 strains) were found in 11 isolates (12%) ...19979361739
is1245 genotypic analysis of mycobacterium avium isolates from patients in brazil.disseminated mycobacterium avium infection is an emerging opportunistic disease among patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids) in brazil. the mode of transmission of m. avium in a developing country setting needs to be better characterized.199910575147
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