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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

versão On-line ISSN 1678-9946

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LANDGRAF, Ilka Maria et al. Bacterial agents isolated from cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and neurological complications. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1994, vol.36, n.6, pp.491-496. ISSN 1678-9946.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651994000600003.

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from 2083 patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and neurological complications were bacteriologically examined during a period of 7 years (1984-1990). The percentage of patients who had at least one bacterial agent cultured from the CSF was 6.2%. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was the most frequently isolated agent (4.3%), followed by Mycobacterium avium complex or MAC (0.7%), Pseudomonas spp (0.5%), Enterobacter spp (0.4%), and Staphylococcus aureus (0.3%). Among 130 culture positive patients, 89 (68.5%) had M. tuberculosis and 15 (11.6%) had MAC. The frequency of bacterial isolations increased from 1988 (5.2%) to 1990 (7.2%), partly due to the increase in MAC isolations. Bacterial agents were more frequently isolated from patients in the age group 21-30 years and from women (p<0.05).

Palavras-chave : Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Cerebrospinal fluid; Bacterial agents.

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