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Immunol Today. 1996 Aug;17(8):359-64.

HIV and pulmonary immune responses.

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Dept of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Padua University School of Medicine, Italy.


The lung is a central organ in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-induced pathophysiology, becoming infected during the asymptomatic period of the disease. The presence of HIV elicits a discrete virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL)-mediated immune response in the pulmonary microenvironment. Here, Carlo Agostini and colleagues provide a framework for understanding the mechanisms underlying the spread of the retrovirus and the consequent progression of disease in patients with AIDS-associated lung involvement.

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