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Comprehensive supportive care in HIV pulmonary disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780192631411
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730160 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0031

Series: Supportive Care Series

Comprehensive supportive care in HIV pulmonary disease

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This chapter examines supportive care for pulmonary diseases associated with HIV infection. It explains that the best practice for the treatment of these conditions involves the appropriate treatment of associated infections and malignancies as well as the use of antiretroviral agents. Respiratory symptoms are a common source of distress and should be treated using standard approaches from palliative care.

Keywords: pulmonary diseases; HIV infection; supportive care; antiretroviral agents; respiratory symptoms; palliative care

Chapter.  10110 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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