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Mycobacterium xenopi pulmonary infection in an HIV infected patient under highly active antiretroviral treatment
  1. C Bachmeyer1,
  2. L Blum2,
  3. S Stelianides3,
  4. B Benchaa2,
  5. N Gruat3,
  6. O Danne2
  1. 1C Bachmeyer Département de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Laënnec, F-60109 Creil, France
  2. 2Médecine Générale, Hôpital René Dubos, Pontoise, France
  3. 3Pneumologie, Centre Hospitalier du Vexin, Magny en Vexin, France
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr C Bachmeyer, Département de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Laënnec, F-60109 Creil, France;


Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is responsible for a striking reduction in AIDS related morbidity and mortality by partly restoring immune function. However, HAART can also precipitate the development of clinically apparent opportunistic infections in patients with latent infections. We report a case of an HIV infected patient who developed granulomatous nodular and cavitatory lesions of the lungs due to Mycobacterium xenopi as a manifestation of the immune restoration syndrome.

  • Mycobacterium xenopi
  • HIV
  • immune restoration syndrome

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  • * Republished in full with permission from Thorax2001;:–979.