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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.15 - Nº 3 - Dic. 1999

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Conventional hemocultures for mycobacterium spp in patients with aids

RIVAS CM; CORBO M; DAFOND V
Rev Med Urug 1999; 15: 199-202
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Abstract

Diagnosis of disseminated mycobacteriosa in patients

with AIDS can be determined by blood cultures. Because

of its costs and complex procedures, clinical laboratories

do not deal with this group cultures. A conventional

blood culture system was set up in order to isolate in a

simple, low-cost way mycobacteriosa from blood. Blood

samples with anticoagulant sodium polyanethole sulfonate

were used to inoculate 7H9+OADC. Subcultures on

Lowenstein Jensen were done immediately after inoculation,

and at days 14 and 28. Obtained data were similar

to those obtained using Isolator IU, with 9.5% positive

among samples and 12.5% positive among patients. Reports

of positive results lasted 30 days average. Isolation

more frequent was Mycobacterium avium complex.