By Nancy E. Lane (auth.), Nancy E. Lane (eds.)
In Aids hypersensitive reaction and Rheumatology, scientific specialists survey the newest details on hand at the key rheumatic and allergic matters that physicians face in treating the HIV-infected sufferer. Their articles concentrate on the rheumatologic and dermatologic manifestations of HIV-1 an infection, which come with arthritis, myopathies, vasculitis, sicca syndrome, different autoimmune phenomena, and psoriasis. additionally they learn the query of allergies in HIV sufferers, together with drug allergy, with unique recognition given to opposed reactions to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, the main often prescribed anti-infective. sensible recommendation for the prognosis and therapy of those difficulties is given in complete.
Aids hypersensitive reaction and Rheumatology deals physicians a finished advisor to the prognosis and remedy of the allergic, immunologic, and rheumatic issues in HIV sufferers. Authoritative and practice-oriented, the booklet is destined to turn into a regular source for all these treating AIDS sufferers today.
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Although some of these features, such as necrotizing vasculitis, can be life-threatening, others, such as severe arthritis or polymyositis, may greatly impair the quality of the patient's life. Furthermore, such drugs as methotrexate, azathioprine, and cyclophosphamide, which are commonly used to treat rheumatologic conditions, may in fact hasten the development of opportunistic infections in HIV-infected individuals. Consequently, one must be especially vigilant in managing these conditions. Arthritis Reiter's Syndrome and Reactive Arthritis Epidemiology Reiter's syndrome and other spondyloarthopathies are probably the most common types of arthritis to affect HIV-infected individuals.
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AIDS Allergy and Rheumatology by Nancy E. Lane (auth.), Nancy E. Lane (eds.)