A Review on Respiratory Infections in HIV-Infected People
Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Vanagaram, Chennai-600095, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
|The infectious disease which created a huge impact on mankind over the past few decades is the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Although the devastating nature of this syndrome is not directly due to the virus, the immune suppression that ensues triggers a cascade of opportunistic infections that can kill an individual. The process of a person acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can therefore be referred to as “Opening the Pandora`s box”. The commonest system in the body prone to opportunistic infections is the respiratory system. The types of pulmonary infections in AIDS, organisms associated, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management have been compiled for collective understanding.|
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