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Journal of Clinical Microbiology


Geisel School of Medicine


Broth microdilution MICs were determined for pairs of strains isolated from five AIDS patients with polyclonal Mycobacterium avium infection. Four (80%) of the five patients were infected simultaneously with strains having different antimicrobial susceptibility patterns. These findings have implications for the interpretation of susceptibility data in M. avium prophylaxis and treatment trials.

Original Citation

von Reyn CF, Jacobs NJ, Arbeit RD, Maslow JN, Niemczyk S. Polyclonal Mycobacterium avium infections in patients with AIDS: variations in antimicrobial susceptibilities of different strains of M. avium isolated from the same patient. J Clin Microbiol. 1995;33(4):1008-1010. doi:10.1128/JCM.33.4.1008-1010.1995