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In areas with high rates of Mycobacterium kansasii, ethambutol should be added to the usual regimen for suspected tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected persons.
Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, M. kansasii has been recognized as the second most common nontuberculous mycobacterial species infecting patients. Previous reports of infection due to M. kansasii among patients infected with HIV have conflicted with regard to the significance of the isolate; the clinical, radiographic and laboratory features of the disease; and the response to therapy.
In an effort to clarify the spectrum of M. kansasii infection in this population, …