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By Marc C. I. Lipman, Robert W. Baker, Margaret A. Johnson

ISBN-10: 1842140264

ISBN-13: 9781842140260

Within the nearly ten years because the book of the 1st variation of An Atlas of Differential prognosis in HIV illness, there were major advancements in scientific HIV care. the expansion of AIDS within the constructing global is continuous at an alarming expense, the creation of hugely lively antiretroviral remedy has provided new issues, and the elevated toughness of HIV-infected sufferers has replaced the problems fascinated with long term HIV administration. thoroughly revised to mirror those adjustments and incorporating new medical info, this moment version includes:

  • Increased assurance of recent and re-emerging illnesses comparable to tuberculosis, tumors, and extra esoteric diseases
  • Discussions of drug-related side-effects reminiscent of the hyperlipidemias produced by way of antiretroviral drugs
  • The assorted different types of antiretroviral drug remedy, reminiscent of nuceleoside opposite transcriptase inhibitors, non-nucleosides, and protease inhibitors
  • Updates infections and fungal illnesses of the surface and the side-effects of drug interactions
  • Revised presentation of Pneumocystis, lung tumors, and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia

    Succinct factors mixed with copious illustrations make this an important source for the care and administration of HIV patients.
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    G. g. zidovudine, septrin, ganciclovir, chemotherapy). Zidovudine and stavudine also produce macrocytosis without anemia in up to 90% of patients. 33 AN ATLAS OF DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS IN HIV DISEASE . (a) ' t (b) ~~==========~=========-~~==~==~~==~ (c) The blood films of a patient with HN taking antiretrovirals including zidovudine showing (a) macrocytes (arrow) and {b) fragments (arrows) and no platelets. 26 34 HIV: AN OVERVIEW Anemia should be investigated if the patient has a hemoglobin of less than 10 g/dl (after stopping myelotoxic drug therapy) or has unexplained constitutional symptoms.

    Up to 80% of patients with symptomatic disease will become anemic. This is often accompanied by granulocytopenia which is usually less clinically significant. 26 (a and b) are the blood films of a patient on antiretrovirals including zidovudine. He is anemic and has anisocytosis with fragments and macrocytes on his film . There is also thrombocytopenia present, although in general this can be seen independent of anemia and is an early marker of disease. 26c shows a normal film for comparison. g.

    The management of such infections assumes greater importance in resource-poor settings where HAART is unavailable. Life expectancy and quality may both be improved by appropriate treatment and prophylaxis. Opportunist infections are, of course, the product of local pathogens and this is reflected in disease 38 patterns. For example, in Africa, Pneumocystis infection, while present, occurs with less frequency than in the UK. Cryptococcal infection and bacterial pneumonia especially from pneumococcus are both much more common.

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