B Bernacer

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We analyze the cases of 215 adult patients affected from tuberculosis (TB) and infection due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the study period from December 6th, 1986 to January 31st of 1992. Disease affected specially the group of drug addict patients (DAP) with a 74.88%, followed by paid plasma donors (PPD) from our city with a 12.09%. Sexual(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the fever course after starting therapy in patients diagnosed of active tuberculosis with and without HIV infection and evaluate the usefulness of empiric antituberculous therapy in diagnosing the disease. METHODS Review of clinical records from all patients meeting the following criteria for three years: recovery of Mycobacterium(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe the clinical characteristics of the infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 13 aged patients with more than 60 years of age. In all the cases, the first clinical manifestation causing the visit to the doctor was an opportunistic infection with criteria of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), standing(More)
We present the immunoglobulin spectrum in a series of 156 HIV-infected patients who were affected of tuberculosis (TB) of different localization. Sixty-seven patients had lung TB, in 13 cases lung TB and an opportunistic infection were diagnosed simultaneously and in 76 cases TB was localized outside the lung. The cases were compared to 62 HIV-infected(More)
Candidiasic laryngitis is a very rare Candida spp infection of mucosa, appearing typically in immunosuppressed patients, mainly in patients with neoplasia, and, recently, in patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (VIH) infection. We present four cases of candidiasic laryngitis and HIV infection, as well as the clinical description and evolution of said(More)
A case of a patient diagnosed of Austrian' syndrome associated to HIV infection is presented. Our aim is to highlight the frequent but not enough described association to pneumonia, endocarditis and meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumonia to increased its knowledge and permit a correct and early treatment, improving the bad prognosis of this(More)
Pneumonia by Pneumocystis carinii (NPC) presents a high incidence in the evolution of patients infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Common clinical signs include fever, dry cough and dyspnea, in the presence of pulmonar interstitial affection with several degrees of hypoxemia. One hundred and sixteen patients with NPC and infection by HIV(More)
We present four cases of C. neoformans meningitis (CNM) in patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection treated with fluconazole p.o. at an initial dose of 400 mg followed by 200 mg/day during a follow up period ranging from 3 to 12 months, and who presented an excellent clinical evolution. When comparing them to our previous cases who were(More)