By Nancy E. Lane (auth.), Nancy E. Lane (eds.)

In Aids hypersensitive reaction and Rheumatology, medical specialists survey the newest details to be had at the key rheumatic and allergic matters that physicians face in treating the HIV-infected sufferer. Their articles specialize in the rheumatologic and dermatologic manifestations of HIV-1 an infection, which come with arthritis, myopathies, vasculitis, sicca syndrome, different autoimmune phenomena, and psoriasis. in addition they learn the query of allergies in HIV sufferers, together with drug allergy, with exact consciousness given to antagonistic reactions to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, the main often prescribed anti-infective. useful suggestion for the prognosis and remedy of those difficulties is given in complete.

Aids hypersensitivity and Rheumatology deals physicians a finished advisor to the analysis and therapy of the allergic, immunologic, and rheumatic issues in HIV sufferers. Authoritative and practice-oriented, the ebook is destined to turn into a customary source for all these treating AIDS sufferers today.

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Other pathologic features that have been reported include cytoplasmic bodies, variation in fiber size, multinucleated giant cells, and central rod bodies (2). The pathologic features seen in muscle biopsy specimens in patients with HIV-associated polymyositis strongly resemble that of idiopathic polymyositis, including such features as inflammatory infiltrates with evidence of phagocytosis of muscle fibers and fiber necrosis (2). Other pathologic features that have been reported include cytoplasmic bodies, variation in fiber size, multinucleated giant cells, and central rod bodies (2).

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