Publication
Title
Inhaled corticosteroids in persons with hiv infection : not that harmless
Author
Abstract
There is a growing group of HIV-seropositive patients at risk for chronic lung disease due to their life style and age. The interaction between certain antiretroviral drugs and corticosteroid inhalation therapy is potentially dangerous but often unrecognised. We present three cases from our HIV-clinic of whom two developed full blown Cushing's syndrome over a short period of time and one presented with asymptomatic hypocortisolaemia due to serious drug interactions between HIV-drugs and inhaled corticosteroids. General practitioners, HIV and chest physicians should all be aware of this potentially life-threatening interaction and the combination of those products should be avoided where possible.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta clinica Belgica. - Leuven, 1946 - 1997
Publication
Leuven : 2012
ISSN
0001-5512
Volume/pages
67:2(2012), p. 120-122
ISI
000312469500008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 28.02.2013
Last edited 05.09.2017
To cite this reference