Journal club HIV-associated bacterial pneumonia Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • HIV Infections
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial

abstract

  • Bacterial pneumonia is the most common cause of death from pneumonia in patients with HIV disease, causing greater mortality than Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. The challenge for the clinician evaluating the HIV-infected patient with pneumonia is to quickly distinguish clinically among all possible causes and to initiate therapy based on the most likely diagnosis. While an understanding of typical clinical and radiographic presentations is essential, bronchoscopy is the preferred test for reliably identifying the causative organism.

publication date

  • December 9, 1999

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11082736

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 580

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 9

number

  • 8