2Department of Internal Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Baskent University, Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4Department of General Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Baskent University, Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
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Disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections are commonly reported in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), although MAC infections are also reported in such immune-compromised patients as renal transplant recipients. In this group of patients, the clinical course is generally atypical, and treatment strategies can differ. Herein we present the case of a disseminated infection caused by MAC in a kidney transplant recipient who presented with abdominal pain, fever and generalized intra-abdominal lymphadenopathy.
Keywords: Disseminated mycobacterium avium complex; kidney; transplant