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Oral manifestation of disseminated Mycobacterium kansasii infection in a patient with AIDS.


Dermatology. 1996;192(2):183-4. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

We report the case of a 46-year-old male patient with advanced HIV infection who developed an oral ulcer caused by Mycobacterium kansasii. It is the first description of an aphthous-like ulcer caused by this nontuberculous mycobacterium. As the AIDS epidemy is still growing, more cases might be observed and the current spectrum of differential diagnosis should be expanded.

AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/DIAGNOSIS/*MICROBIOLOGY Case Report Diagnosis, Differential Fatal Outcome Human Male Middle Age Mouth Diseases/*MICROBIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY Mouth Mucosa/MICROBIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY Mycobacterium Infections, Atypical/*DIAGNOSIS Mycobacterium, Atypical/*ISOLATION & PURIF Ulcer JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW OF REPORTED CASES


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