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Pseudo-Whipple disease caused by atypical mycobacteriosis in AIDS: a clinical and electron microscopic study of 2 cases

Dionisio, D.; Di Lollo, S.; Milo, D.; Gabbrielli, M.; Asirelli, G.; Giannelli, E.; Mecocci, L.; Tortoli, E.

Recenti Progressi in Medicina 81(9): 571-575


ISSN/ISBN: 0034-1193
PMID: 1702229
Accession: 041115439

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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.

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