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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
On-line version ISSN 1678-4391
HADAD, D. J.; PIGNATARI, A.C.C.; MACHADO, M.A.O. and TELLES, M.A.S.. Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteremia diagnosed in an HIV-negative patient in Brazil: a rare or an under-reported event?. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2004, vol.8, n.2, pp.184-185. ISSN 1678-4391. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702004000200010.
A case of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteremia in an HIV negative immunodepressed patient was described using the BACTEC 460 TB system. This bacterium should be investigated in the blood of immunodepressed non-HIV infected patients with prolonged fever.
Keywords : Mycobacterium tuberculosis; mycobacteremia; immunodeficiency.