[Human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with community-acquired pneumonia: implication of respiratory viruses].


Journal Article

The role of respiratory viruses in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients has not been extensively investigated. The objective was to study the implication of respiratory viruses in HIV patients with CAP, through a prospective, three-year study in a third-level hospital. Respiratory viruses were implicated in 14 of the 67 cases of CAP diagnosed and were the only microorganism isolated in 8 of them. Evolution of the disease was similar in patients with CAP associated with respiratory virus infection and those with CAP alone. Respiratory virus infection in HIV-infected patients with CAP is not associated with a poorer prognosis.

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Cited Authors

  • Perelló, R; Moreno, A; Camps, M; Cervera, C; Linares, L; Pumarola, T; Marcos, MA

Published Date

  • February 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 85 - 87

PubMed ID

  • 18341920

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18341920

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1578-1852

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0213-005X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1157/13115543


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