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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 92, No. 4, 1997, pp. 471-475
Bioline Code: oc97083
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 92, No. 4, 1997, pp. 471-475

 en Analysis of Mycobacterium avium complex serovars isolated from AIDS patients from southeast Brazil
Maria Helena Feres Saad; Veronique Vincent; David J Dawson; Moises Palaci; Lucilaine Ferrazoli & Leila de S Fonseca

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the distribution of Mycobacterium
avium serovars isolated from AIDS patients in Sao 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%) indicating that
M. avium (88%) was the major opportunistic species in the M. avium complex
isolates in Brazilian AIDS patients.

Keywords
seroagglutination - serovars - mycoside C - glicopeptidolipids - Mycobacterium avium

 
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