The Authors focus on two cases, studied by electron and light microscopy, of Whipple-like disease caused by atypical mycobacteria in AIDS. Differential characteristics between the cases and classical Whipple's disease are analyzed with regard to the diagnostic and therapeutical peculiarities of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection which accounts for over 80% of atypical mycobacterial infections in AIDS. In this regard the Authors stress the role of histological findings of pale blue striated histiocytes as a marker of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pseudo-Whipple disease caused by atypical mycobacteriosis in AIDS: a clinical and electron microscopic study of 2 cases|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Recenti Progressi in Medicina|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1990|
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