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The pathology of HIV infection.
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PMID:  11969128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the result of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection damaging the cell-mediated immune system. A wide range of opportunistic infections (OI) and tumours develop; additionally, HIV directly damages some organs. The patterns of opportunistic diseases (OD) are different in different parts of the world, depending on the local prevalence of latent and acquired infections and on the survival of HIV-infected patients. OD patterns change as people migrate. Recently introduced highly active anti-retroviral chemotherapy prevents many of the common OIs, but also introduces a new range of toxic pathological damage. Longer survival permits development of new HIV-related diseases. The pathology of HIV/AIDS is not static but changing.
Sebastian Lucas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Leprosy review     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0305-7518     ISO Abbreviation:  Lepr Rev     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-23     Completed Date:  2002-05-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243711     Medline TA:  Lepr Rev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Histopathology, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, St Thomas' Hospital, London SE1, UK.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Cytomegalovirus Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Great Britain / epidemiology
Mycobacterium Infections / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Risk Factors
Sarcoma, Kaposi / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Survival Analysis

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