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Clin Chest Med. 2013 Jun;34(2):191-204. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2013.02.005. Epub 2013 Apr 15.

Evaluation of respiratory disease.

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HIV/AIDS Division, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. sofya.tokman@ucsf.edu

Abstract

The spectrum of HIV-associated pulmonary diseases is broad. Opportunistic infections, neoplasms, and noninfectious complications are all major considerations. Clinicians caring for persons infected with HIV must have a systematic approach. The approach begins with a thorough history and physical examination and often involves selected laboratory tests and a chest radiograph. Frequently, the clinical, laboratory, and chest radiographic presentation suggests a specific diagnosis or a few diagnoses, which then prompts specific diagnostic testing and treatment. This article presents an overview of the evaluation of respiratory disease in persons with HIV/AIDS.

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23702170
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PMC3751804
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10.1016/j.ccm.2013.02.005
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