Complicaciones infecciosas pulmonares en los pacientes con infección por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana en la era del tratamiento antirretroviral de gran actividad en España

Translated title of the contribution: Infectious pulmonary complications in HIV-infected patients in the high by active antiretroviral therapy era in Spain

Natividad Benito-Hernández*, Asunción Moreno-Camacho, José María Gatell-Artigas

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Abstract

Pulmonary complications in HIV-infected patients are at present a first-rate problem. They are the main cause of hospital admission of these patients in our country. Most HIV-patients have a pulmonary complication during the evolution of the infection. The main etiologic diagnosis is bacterial pneumonia, especially pneumococcal pneumonia; the second most frequent cause is Pneumocystis jiroveci (previously named P. carinii) pneumonia and the third cause is mycobacteriosis, particularly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. From early studies, important changes in the epidemiology of HIV-related pulmonary complications have occurred. General prescription of P. jiroveci primary prophylaxis is probably one of the main causes, and, more recently, the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy may also be an underlying explanation. In this review, epidemiology, diagnosis and outcome of HIV-related pulmonary complications in our country are update.

Translated title of the contributionInfectious pulmonary complications in HIV-infected patients in the high by active antiretroviral therapy era in Spain
Original languageSpanish
Article number99.472
Pages (from-to)548-555
Number of pages8
JournalMedicina Clinica
Volume125
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2005

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