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Title: Community-acquired viral pneumonia in human immunodeficiency virus infected patients
Author: Cillóniz, Catia
Yamamoto, Shinobu
Rangel, Ernesto
Torres Martí, Antoni
Keywords: Pneumònia adquirida a la comunitat
VIH (Virus)
Community-acquired pneumonia
HIV (Viruses)
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Abstract: Respiratory viruses (RV) have become an important cause of community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompromised patients with the highest rates of morbidity and mortality. The advances in molecular diagnostic methods have increased our understanding of the role of viruses in pneumonia. However, little is known about their impact on patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. In this review, we focus on the most prevalent RV that has been implicated in viral respiratory infections, particularly in pneumonia in HIV infected patients. We discuss the epidemiologic characteristics and clinical presentations of these viral infections and the most appropriate diagnostic approaches and therapies if available.
It is part of: Community Acquired Infection, 2015, vol. 1, num. 2, p. 44-52
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (IDIBAPS: Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer)
Articles publicats en revistes (Medicina)

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