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Pulmonary disease in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection

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Pulmonary disease is the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). All parts of the hospital system are expected to be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV infected patients in the coming years. Many different processes cause pulmonary disease alone or in combination. Bilateral interstitial infiltrates are the most frequent chest x-ray abnormality and are most frequently caused by infection with Pneumocystis carinii. Cytomegalovirus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis and pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma are the most important parts of the differential diagnosis. An aggressive approach to the diagnosis of pulmonary disease in this patient population is indicated in order to provide optimal care and assess new therapies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDanish Medical Bulletin
Volume36
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)503-6
Number of pages4
ISSN0907-8916
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1989

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  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Cytomegalovirus Infections, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Lung Diseases, Lymphoma, Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous, Opportunistic Infections, Pneumonia, Pneumocystis, Pneumonia, Viral, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sarcoma, Kaposi, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary

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