A co-infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium in a HIV positive patient

Case Report

  • Aura Alisia Roman University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology "George Emil Palade" of Targu Mures
  • Ioana Tripon University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology “George Emil Palade” of Târgu-Mures, Romania
  • Bianca Tudor Department of Microbiology, Emergency Clinical County Hospital, Targu Mures, Romania
Keywords: Keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Mycobacterium avium; HIV; co-infection;

Abstract

Introduction: The association between Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus has the capacity to accelerate the deterioration of immunological functions. The risks are even more accentuated in the situation of a Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis co-infection. Case presentation: We present the case of a 59-year-old male patient, who presented at the hospital with non-specific symptoms. Further investigations reveal a remarkable particularity about the case: The infection with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis was urogenital, whereas the one with Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria was pulmonary. Conclusion: Both Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Non-tuberculous strains can exist within the same infection, posing great difficulties for diagnosis, as well as the treatment scheme.

Published
2024-04-12
How to Cite
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Roman A, Tripon I, Tudor B. A co-infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium in a HIV positive patient. amm [Internet]. 12Apr.2024 [cited 21Jul.2024];70(2). Available from: https://ojs.actamedicamarisiensis.ro/index.php/amm/article/view/408
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