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

Gray, Katherine D., Cunningham, Coleen K., Clifton, Dana C., Afwamba, Isaac A., Mushi, Godfrey S., Msuya, Levina J., Crump, John A., Buchanan, Ann M
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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.