HIV-associated respiratory diseases

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  • The lungs of individuals infected with HIV are often affected by opportunistic infections and tumours; over two-thirds of patients have at least one respiratory episode during the course of their disease. Despite the availability of effective prophylaxis, infection with the fungus Pneumocystis carinii remains a common cause of respiratory disease. Bacterial infections, which occur more frequently in HIV-infected persons than in the general population, and tuberculosis are increasing causes of morbidity and mortality. Kaposi's sarcoma, the commonest HIV-associated malignancy, may affect the lungs in addition to the skin. Pulmonary involvement by non-Hodgkin lymphoma is common in those with disseminated disease.
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  • Miller R
  • Start Page

  • 307
  • End Page

  • 312
  • Volume

  • 348
  • Issue

  • 9023