The important role of co-infections in patients with AIDS and progressive disseminated histoplasmosis (PDH): A cohort from Colombia Academic Article

journal

  • Medical Mycology Case Reports

abstract

  • A total of 23/45 (51%) patients with AIDS and histoplasmosis from Medellín, Colombia had other infections. Tuberculosis was the most common (n = 16/23, 70%). Pneumocystosis and cryptococcosis were found in three patients each (13%), bacterial infection and cytomegalovirus occurred each in two patients (9%) while toxoplasmosis, herpes virus and esophageal candidiasis were recorded in one patient each (4%). Of all co-infected patients, 18/23 (78%) had one, four (17%) had two and one (4%) had three additional opportunistic infections.

publication date

  • 2018/3/1

edition

  • 19

keywords

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Candidiasis
  • Coinfection
  • Colombia
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Infection
  • Opportunistic Infections
  • Pneumocystis Pneumonia
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viruses

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2211-7539

number of pages

  • 4

start page

  • 41

end page

  • 44