AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) / HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
Important things one should know about AIDS
Here are some of the DISSEMINATED DISEASES that can occur in AIDS
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
CMV is a herpes virus. Clinical disease is usually due to reactivation of latent CMV infection due to severe immunosuppression. Organs usually involved are
CMV choroidoretinitis can lead to blindness
Adrenal involvement causes
CMV encephalitis usually presents sub acutely with
CMV infections are usually treated by
The main features of tuberculosis in HIV infection are
drugs are used. Prophylaxis with a anti-tuberculosis drug is generally
given to prevent relapse.
Mycobacterium avium intracellulare (MAI)
Antibiotics are generally used in combinations.
Symptoms and Signs