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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318286957f
HIV Reports

Prevalence of Mycobacteremia Among HIV-infected Infants and Children in Northern Tanzania

Gray, Katherine D. BE*; Cunningham, Coleen K. MD; Clifton, Dana C. MD; Afwamba, Isaac A. DipMLT; Mushi, Godfrey S. DipClinMed; Msuya, Levina J. MD¶‖; Crump, John A. MB, ChB, DTM&H‡§¶‖**; Buchanan, Ann M. MD, MPH, DTM&H†¶ **

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Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a common cause of bloodstream infections among HIV-infected adults in sub-Saharan Africa, and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. We found no cases of mycobacteremia among 93 ill, HIV-infected children in northern Tanzania, despite optimization of laboratory methods and selection of patients thought to be at highest risk for disseminated infection.

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