Disturbances of lung function in HIV positive patients





HIV, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Antiretroviral treatment


The presence of disturbances in the respiratory function on HIV positive patients, derive from multiple causes. The principal mechanism of injury is the inflammation that triggers a flood of biomarkers, which leads to a respiratory function decline. Within the causes, we find modifiable factors such as tobacco and drugs use, and non-modifiable factors like gender, age, CD4 recount, viral burden, HIV itself, ART, co-infections such us HCV and the presence of breathing infections like Pneumocystis Jiroveci pneumonia and Tuberculosis. Facing a chronic pathology requires to control obstructive alterations so, it results convenient to request spirometry and diffusion tests.


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Marcela A. Disturbances of lung function in HIV positive patients. Interamerican Journal of Health Sciences [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 2 [cited 2024 Apr. 25];(2):120. Available from: https://ijhsc.com/journal/article/view/120



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