Atypical mycobacteria infection in AIDS. Light micrograph of a section through skin (dermis) tissue from an AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) patient with an intracellular infection caused by atypical mycobacteria (Mycobacterium avium), showing numerous bacteria (red). Atypical mycobacteria, or nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), are mycobacteria that do not cause tuberculosis or leprosy. Magnification: x1670, when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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