By Jacques Chrétien, Donald A. Enarson (auth.), Alimuddin Zumla BSc MB ChB MSc PhD FRCP, Margaret Johnson MD, FRCP, Robert Miller MB FRCP (eds.)
In the 15 years of the got immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) pandemic a lot has been learnt approximately its traditional heritage and issues. it's transparent that the lung is a big objective organ either for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and a wide range of infectious and non-infectious pulmonary problems. loads of details at the epidemiology, microbiology, immunology, medical positive aspects, analysis and administration of those pulmonary problems has collected in past times 15 years. Given the large explosion in details, it truly is now well timed to collect this data during this 25-chapter quantity on AIDS and respiration medication. The individuals to this quantity are popular epidemiologists, medical professionals, microbiologists and scientists from Europe, united states and Africa. Professors Chretien and Enarson provide a masterful account of the epidemiology of lung issues of HIV. Drs Zumla, Rowland Jones and Professor McMichael supply a close precis of the lung immune responses to HIV. They define common lung defenses and talk about the results of HIV an infection on them. The pulmonary radiological good points of HIV and its problems as visible within the united states and Europe are illustrated by way of Professors Armstrong and Dee and this can be in comparison and contrasted by way of Professor Tshibwabwa-Tumba who brings jointly his significant adventure of chest X-rays in AIDS sufferers from important Africa. Drs O'Doherty and Miller take care of the makes use of, and strength purposes, of nuclear drugs in imaging of the chest in AIDS patients.
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