Natl Conf Hum Retroviruses Relat Infect (1st). 1993 Dec 12-16;:143.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of radiographic evidence of
chronic or acute maxillary sinusitis in PWH in comparison with CP on
cerebral CT scan imaging. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of cerebral CT
scans performed from January 1991 to September 1992, in 157 PWH [mean
age = 36.04 years +/- 10.6, male = 128 (81.5%), asymptomatic = 12 (8%),
ARC=63 (40%), AIDS = 82 (52%), mean CD4 cell count = 284/mm3 +/- 262]
and in 140 CP [mean age = 40.75 years +/- 13.6, male = 85 (60.7%),
immunocompromised = 28 (20%)]. Two independent observers analyzed each
cerebral CT scan and noted the radiographic features as : 0 = normal, 1
= less than 25% opacification of the sinus, 2 = 25 to 75% opacification,
3 = greater than 75% opacification and 4 = hydro-aeric level; evidence
of sinusitis was designed by 3 or 4. CT scan were performed because of
sinusitis or unexplained fever in 17 PWH (11%) and in 14 CP (10%).
RESULTS: (Table: see text). CONCLUSION: This study confirms that
maxillary sinusitis seems to be more frequent in PWH than in CP. Our
data justify the realization of radiographic imaging especially cerebral
CT scan when unexplained fever occurs in PWH.
Human HIV Seropositivity/*COMPLICATIONS Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Retrospective Studies Sinusitis/*COMPLICATIONS/DRUG