Journal article

HIV-related pulmonary disorders: practice issues

SM Graham

ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS | MANEY PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

Pulmonary disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in infants and children infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Diagnosis and management is often difficult in the resource-limited setting, especially as most HIV-related pulmonary disease presents in infancy or early childhood. Knowledge of the causes of pulmonary disease in HIV-infected children in that setting has improved considerably over the last decade, as has the availability of effective treatment for all HIV-infected children, such as cotrimoxazole preventive therapy and antiretroviral therapy. Important causes of acute bacterial pneumonia in HIV-infected children include bacteria such as pneumococci, gr..

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