Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis usually occurs in patients with severe granulocytopenia or defects of cell-mediated immunity secondary to cytotoxic chemotherapy or high-dose corticosteroids, but it is an unusual opportunistic infection in patients with AIDS.
Eleven cases of Aspergillus pulmonary disease were diagnosed in HIV-infected patients from January 1985 to December 1992, in the Department of Infectious Diseases of the Catholic University.
Four patients had invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, six probable pulmonary invasive aspergillosis and one allergic broncopulmonary aspergillosis.
Fiberoptic broncoscopy with bronco-alveolar lavage was confirmed to be an useful tool for the diagnosis of pulmonary aspergillosis in AIDS patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Association morbide, Aspergillose, Mycose, Poumon, Epidémiologie, Rétrospective, Homme, Italie, Europe, Facteur risque, Diagnostic, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Poumon pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Concomitant disease, Aspergillosis, Mycosis, Lung, Epidemiology, Retrospective, Human, Italy, Europe, Risk factor, Diagnosis, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Lung disease, Respiratory disease
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