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The immunocompromised host: (a) patients with HIV

Morgan Evans and Pradhib Venkatesan

in Acute Respiratory Infections

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199588084
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739668 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199588084.003.0004

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

The immunocompromised host: (a) patients with HIV

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Respiratory infections are common in HIV patients - Respiratory presentations are an opportunity to diagnose HIV infection for the first time - Pneumocystis jirovecii infection differs from bacterial pneumonia in having a subacute onset - Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection affects 1.1 million people worldwide and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality - Bacterial pneumonia from Streptococcus pneumoniae is commoner in HIV patients than some opportunistic pathogens.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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