Fungal pulmonary complications

S. F. Davies, G. A. Sarosi

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Abstract

With AIDS has come a new level of T-cell immunosuppression, beyond that previously seen. The impact of the HIV pandemic on the field of fungal infections includes a major increase in the number of serious fungal infections, an increase in the severity of those infections, and even some entirely new manifestations of fungal illness. In this article fungal pulmonary complications of AIDS are discussed. T-cell opportunists including Cryptococcus neoformans and the endemic mycoses are the most important pathogens. Phagocyte opportunists, including Aspergillus species and agents of mucormycosis, are less important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-744
Number of pages20
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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