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Sensibility and specificity of the lymph nodal biopsy in HIV patients to detect the opportunistic infection diseases.


Int Conf AIDS. 1993 Jun 6-11;9(1):295 (abstract no. PO-B03-0957). Unique

Infection of opportunistic disease is very frequent in HIV patients. Subclinical course of the infections may be an important problem in the management of the AIDS patients. The Authors evaluated the sensibility and the specificity of the lymph nodal biopsy to detect the nature of the opportunistic disease in HIV patients. The biopsy was performed on lateral cervical chain using the following statistical method: TABULAR DATA, SEE ABSTRACT VOLUME. A total of 315 biopsies were performed in HIV patients; in 214 cases the sample was significative and a diagnosis was dropped out. In our opinion the biopsies of lymph nodal can improve the diagnosis. Early treatment for opportunistic diseases could be improved using more accurate antimicrobial agents.

*AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/DIAGNOSIS *HIV Infections/PATHOLOGY *Lymph Nodes/PATHOLOGY


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