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Volume 16, Number 10—October 2010


Bloodstream Infections among HIV-Infected Outpatients, Southeast Asia

Jay K. VarmaComments to Author , Kimberly D. McCarthy, Theerawit Tasaneeyapan, Patama Monkongdee, Michael E. Kimerling, Eng Buntheoun, Delphine Sculier, Chantary Keo, Praphan Phanuphak, Nipat Teeratakulpisarn, Nibondh Udomsantisuk, Nguyen H. Dung, Nguyen T.N. Lan, Nguyen T.B. Yen, and Kevin P. Cain
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Thailand Ministry of Public Health–US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand (J.K. Varma, T. Tasaneeyapan, P. Monkongdee); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.K. Varma, K.D. McCarthy, K.P. Cain); Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA (M.E. Kimerling); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (E. Buntheoun); Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope, Phnom Penh, (D. Sculier); Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (D. Sculier); Institute Pasteur Cambodia, Phnom Penh (C. Keo); Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center, Bangkok, Thailand (P. Phanuphak, N. Teeratakulpisarn); Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (N. Udomsantisuk); Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (N.H. Dung, N.T.N. Lan, N.T.B. Yen)

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Table 1

Clinically significant organisms isolated from cultures of blood samples from 2,009 HIV-infected outpatients from Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, September 2006–July 2008

Organism No. (%), n = 58
Mycobacteria 36 (62)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis 31 (86)
M. avium-intracellulare 3 (8)
M. simiae 1 (3)
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria not identified
1 (3)
Other bacteria 9 (16)
Non-Typhi Salmonella spp. 2 (22)
S. cholerasius 3 (33)
Pseudomonas spp. 1 (11)
Neisseria spp. 2 (22)
Escherichia coli
1 (11)
Fungi 13 (22)
Cryptococcus neoformans 6 (46)
Penicillium marneffei 5 (38)
Histoplasma capsulatum 1 (8)
Non-albicans Candida spp. 1 (8)

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