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PALATIAL EROSION CAUSED BY MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX IN A HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INFECTED CHILD

Mistry, Bhadrish Jayantkumar FCPaed; Kala, Udai Keshav FCPaed

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: June 2007 - Volume 26 - Issue 6 - pp 546-548
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31804b219f
Brief Reports

Oral manifestations of Mycobacterium Avium complex (MAC) are rare and have only been described in adults. Here we report a 10-year-old female with advanced human immunodeficiency virus infection, who presented with disseminated MAC and an erosive left palate defect.

From the Department of Pediatrics, Chris Hani Baragwanth Hospital and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Accepted for publication February 13, 2007.

Address for correspondence: Bhadrish Jayantkumar Mistry, FCPaed, Department of Pediatrics, Chris Hani Baragwanth Hospital, WITS University, Johannesburg, South Africa. E-mail: bjmistry@lantic.net.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.