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Chlamydia pneumoniae: A New Threat for HIV-infected Subjects

  • R. Cosentini
  • F. Blasi
  • L. Fagetti

Abstract

The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), commonly presents infection of the lungs caused by respiratory tract pathogens [1], The incidence of pulmonary infections in HIV-positive patients is higher than in seronegative subjects [2,3]. The functional derangements of cell-mediated immunity, phagocytosis and bacterial killing facilitate bacterial infection in HIV-infected patients [4]. The probability of bacterial pneumonia progressively increases as the CD4+ cell counts drop during the progression of the disease [5].

Keywords

Acquire Immunodeficiency Syndrome Bacterial Pneumonia Intravenous Drug User Immunocompromised Child Respiratory Tract Pathogen 
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  • R. Cosentini
  • F. Blasi
  • L. Fagetti

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