Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Lung

1st Edition

Rosen

CRC Press
Published June 26, 1998
Reference - 584 Pages
ISBN 9780824798833 - CAT# DK6010
Series: Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Summary

Synthesizing disparate information into a readily accessible format, this insightful volume presents state-of-the-art reviews on the basic and clinical features of pulmonary diseases in HIV-infected individuals-informing critical decision making as well as suggesting avenues for future research.
A beneficial compendium for those dealing with pulmonary complications of HIV infection, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Lung
  • surveys current knowledge on the epidemiology of HIV infection
  • examines HIV's effects on lung cells in addition to immune functions within the lung
  • details individual pulmonary infections in terms of etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis
  • emphasizes the indications and limitations of various diagnostic techniques, including invasive and noninvasive testing and screening
  • considers noninfectious pulmonary complications from neoplastic and inflammatory to immunological disorders
  • advises on the management of individuals in intensive care with the aid of morbidity and mortality data
  • assesses common recommendations as well as provides clear guidelines for preventing the transmission of infectious pathogens
  • and more!
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