Stomach
Infections
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 December 2016, last major update August 2012

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Definition / general
  • Organism ubiqitous in soil, water, dust
  • Infection usually in setting of AIDS with disseminated disease
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lamina propria filled with monotonous infiltrate of foamy histiocytes, no granulomas
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Positive stains
  • Ziehl-Neelson, modified Fite stain, other acid fast bacilli stains