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  1. Lack of utility of bronchial brush biopsy in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.

    Article - En anglais

    While bronchoalveolar lavage has been shown to be more sensitive than brush biopsy (BB) for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in AIDS patients, some have reported that BB occasionally is positive in spite of a negative BAL.

    Many bronchoscopists, therefore, continue to perform routine BB when doing bronchoscopy on AIDS patients.

    We performed a retrospective study of all fiberoptic bronchoscopies done on human immunodeficiency virusinfected patients over a one-year period at our institution to determine if the use of BB added to the diagnostic yield of bronchoscopy over that of BAL alone.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Exploration, Homme, Anatomopathologie, Endoscopie, Bronchoscopie, Exploration microbiologique, Biopsie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Exploration, Human, Pathology, Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Microbiological investigation, Biopsy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0372105

    Code Inist : 002B24O05. Création : 199406.