Title
Pulmonary cystic disease in HIV positive individuals in the Democratic Republic of Congo : three case reports Pulmonary cystic disease in HIV positive individuals in the Democratic Republic of Congo : three case reports
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Journal of medical case reports. - London
Volume/pages
1(2007) :1 , p. 101,1-101,5
ISSN
1752-1947
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Pulmonary emphysema and bronchiectasis in HIV seropositive patients has been described in the presence of injection drug use, malnutrition, repeated opportunistic infections, such as Pneumocytis jirovici pneumonia and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, and has been linked to the presence of HIV virus in lung tissue. Given the high burden of pulmonary infections and malnutrition among people living with HIV in resource poor settings, these individuals may be at increased risk of developing pulmonary emphysema, potentially reducing the long term benefit of antiretroviral therapy (ART) if initiated late in the course of HIV infection. In this report, we describe three HIV-infected individuals (one woman and two children) presenting with extensive pulmonary cystic disease.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/9232ca/2cb31dce.pdf
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