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hospital water as a source of mycobacterium avium complex isolates in respiratory specimens.the clinical significance of recovery of mycobacterium avium complex (mac) organisms from respiratory specimens is poorly understood. one hundred sixty-one respiratory mac isolates from 131 patients at grady memorial hospital (atlanta) and 13 mac isolates from the hospital's hot water system were examined. of the 131 patients, 35 (27%) had mac disease, and 96 (73%) did not; 94 (72%) were human immunodeficiency virus infected. ten different clusters were identified by pulsed-field gel electrophor ...200414702159
adherence to guidelines for antiretroviral therapy and for preventing opportunistic infections in hiv-infected adults and adolescents in ryan white-funded facilities in the united states.to determine adherence by health care providers to guidelines for antiretroviral therapy and for prevention of opportunistic infections (ois) in adults with hiv infection in federally funded facilities in the united states, we reviewed records of hiv-infected adults (>13 years) in 11 ryan white title iii facilities in four states for information on eight standard-of-care recommendations during november 1996 through september 1997. eligibility required a visit to the facility within 6 months befo ...199910421247
epidemiology of infection by nontuberculous mycobacteria. mycobacterium avium, mycobacterium intracellulare, and mycobacterium scrofulaceum in acid, brown-water swamps of the southeastern united states and their association with environmental variables.mycobacterium avium, mycobacterium intracellulare, and mycobacterium scrofulaceum (mais) organisms were isolated and identified from waters, soils, aerosols, and droplets ejected from water collected from four geographically separate aquatic environments (okefenokee swamp, ga; dismal swamp, va; claytor lake, va; and cranberry glades, wv) during several seasons. recovery of mais was significantly higher from waters, soils, and aerosols collected from the two acid, brown-water swamps located in th ...19921736730
disseminated mycobacterium avium complex infection: clinical identification and epidemiologic trends.to evaluate the incidence of disseminated mycobacterium avium complex infection (dmac) and to define the association between signs and symptoms and development of dmac in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) infection, all cases of dmac at grady memorial hospital infectious disease clinic (atlanta) between 1985 and 1990 were reviewed, and a prospective study of the association of symptoms with dmac was done. between 1985 and 1990, dmac occurred in 16% of patients with aids. incidence ...19921347060
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