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Mycobacterium avium lung infection in HIV/AIDS patient – First report in Peru.

Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2014 Mar;31(1):156-9.

Article in Spanish

Carrasco J1, Soto L1, Samalvides F1, Asencios L2, Quispe N2, Valencia E2.

1Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú

2Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Perú

Abstract

The Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a pathogen found in the environment which causes infections in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients.

One case is presented: an HIV positive, 38 year old male patient, infected with P. jirovecii and apparently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis since 2009.

He was treated with antibiotic therapy for pneumocystosis and antituberculosis (TB) therapy, which achieved a partial improvement.

In 2012, the patient underwent a culture test and new anti TB treatment. Upon suspicion of a drug resistant TB strain, it was recommended to perform the mycobacterial identification.

The culture test was positive and the genotypic result was positive for MAC.

The first case of an HIV/AIDS patient with MAC lung infection in Peru is reported, as well as a brief review of the epidemiological, clinical and treatment aspects to the case.

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http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/rpmesp/v31n1/a23v31n1.pdf

April 14, 2014 at 8:11 am

Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection – WHO

Authors: WHO

Publication date: April 2014

Number of pages: 124

Languages: English

Overview

These are the first guidelines dealing with hepatitis C treatment produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and complement existing guidance on the prevention of transmission of bloodborne viruses, including HCV.

They are intended for policy-makers, government officials, and others working in low- and middleincome countries who are developing programmes for the screening, care and treatment of persons with HCV infection.

These guidelines serve as a framework that can allow the expansion of clinical services to patients with HCV infection, as they provide key recommendations in these areas and discuss considerations for implementation.

The guidelines are also intended for health-care providers who care for persons with HCV infection in low- and middle-countries and provide them guidance in the management of patients infected with HCV.

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http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/111747/1/9789241548755_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1

April 14, 2014 at 8:08 am


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