Chapter 72. Mycobacterium Avium

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Einar P. Wilder-Smith MD, DTM&H, FAMS (Neurology) Senior Consultant Associate Professor

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch72

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Wilder-Smith, E. P. (2009) Mycobacterium Avium, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch72

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008

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Keywords:

  • Mycobacterium avium (MA), rarely infecting human nervous system;
  • Central nervous system disease - resulting from disseminated form of MA;
  • initial infection, via gastrointestinal tract or lung;
  • hematogenous spread to brain;
  • diagnosis, achieved by histological means

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