Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Lung

Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Lung

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Synthesizing disparate information into a readily accessible format, this insightful volume presents state-of-the-art reviews on the basic and clinical features of pulmonary diseases in HIV-infected individuals-informing critical decision making as well as suggesting avenues for future research. A beneficial compendium for those dealing with pulmonary complications of HIV infection, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Lung surveys current knowledge on the epidemiology of HIV infection examines HIV's effects on lung cells in addition to immune functions within the lung details individual pulmonary infections in terms of etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis emphasizes the indications and limitations of various diagnostic techniques, including invasive and noninvasive testing and screening considers noninfectious pulmonary complications from neoplastic and inflammatory to immunological disorders advises on the management of individuals in intensive care with the aid of morbidity and mortality data assesses common recommendations as well as provides clear guidelines for preventing the transmission of infectious pathogens and more!If the patient does not improve, and if acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smears of sputum are negative, bronchoscopy that includes BAL and TBB should be performed. Some would perform sputum induction for P. carinii and AFB before bronchoscopy.

Title:Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Lung
Publisher:CRC Press - 1998-06-26


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