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Opportunistic Infections in HIV
The reason may be attributed to the effective destruction or decrease in CD4 cells which play a pivotal role in immune system. OI cause substantial morbidity and hospitalization, economical loss to the society and shorten the survival time of HIV patient. The objective of this study was to evaluate the different type of infections and identify the frequent pathogens affecting the HIV patients who are attending a tertiary care hospital in India.
The clinical profile of these patients was studied and proportion of CD4 counts with respect to their type of infection and pathogen is also evaluated. Methods: A prospective cross sectional study was conducted for one year period.
Clinical samples were collected from all the newly diagnosed cases of HIV and performed various staining techniques and cultured on appropriate culture media. All the isolates were identified as per standard guidelines. The mean CD4 cell counts in the study was The commonest fungal pathogen was C. The mean CD4 cell counts were lesser in parasitic infections when compared to bacterial and fungal infections.
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Background: HIV infected children usually have higher viral load, weaker immune system, variable latency period, fewer opportunistic infections and fewer medicines approved for management. Knowledge of the clinical profile in HIV infected children will help in better understanding of the disease and management. The present study was aimed to study the clinical presentation, opportunistic infections, WHO clinical stage, nutritional status and its correlation with CD4 count. They were further classified based on CD4 count values in accordance with WHO classification of immunodeficiency. The mean age of presentation was 7. Vertical transmission was the predominant mode of transmission.
The reason may be attributed to the effective destruction or decrease in CD4 cells which play a pivotal role in immune system. OI cause substantial morbidity and hospitalization, economical loss to the society and shorten the survival time of HIV patient. The objective of this study was to evaluate the different type of infections and identify the frequent pathogens affecting the HIV patients who are attending a tertiary care hospital in India. The clinical profile of these patients was studied and proportion of CD4 counts with respect to their type of infection and pathogen is also evaluated. Methods: A prospective cross sectional study was conducted for one year period.
HIV-Associated Complications: A Systems-Based Approach
The lower the CD4 count, the higher the risk of OIs. You can still feel well and healthy with a low CD4 count. But the risk of serious health problems increases as the CD4 count drops. Different illnesses become more likely at different CD4 counts.
Patient information : See related handout on common side effects of HIV medicine , written by the authors of this article. Persons with human immunodeficiency virus HIV infection often develop complications related directly to the infection, as well as to treatment. Aging, lifestyle factors, and comorbidities increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease. HIV-associated neurologic complications encompass a wide spectrum of pathophysiology and symptomatology. Cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions are common among persons with HIV infection.
Advances in antiretroviral therapy have made it possible for people with HIV to live longer and healthier lives. However incredible the advances in care, people who are HIV-positive still have an important role to play in safeguarding their health. They should work closely with their healthcare providers and stay on top of their antiretroviral therapy. They also need to protect themselves from opportunistic infections, which are a serious threat to anyone living with HIV. These white blood cells serve as helper cells for the immune system.
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Metrics details. Human immunodeficiency virus HIV pandemic is among the greatest health crises ever faced by humanity. Morbidity and mortality in HIV disease is due to immunosuppression leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections OIs during the natural course of the disease.
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PDF | Background: Opportunistic infections (OIs) are the most common complication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
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