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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is considered an opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients. We review the clinical, laboratory, and therapeutic data in 63 patients (eight new cases and 55 cases reported in the literature) with Mediterranean VL (kala azar) and HIV-1 infection to determine whether VL should be considered an opportunistic infection in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to characterize the ways in which older HIV-infected people differ from younger HIV-infected people. METHODS Prospective cohort study. PISCIS cohort includes newly attended HIV-infected subjects since January 1, 1998. Naive patients were selected. Two groups were defined: G1 (>or=50 years at time of diagnosis, n=493) and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to describe the etiology and clinical characteristics of fever of uncertain origin (FUO) among HIV-infected patients. METHODS Prospective analysis of 35 episodes of FUO in HIV-infected patients from Balearic Islands that were studied through established guidelines. RESULTS Most patients were at advanced stages of(More)
A case of laryngeal leishmaniasis, with symptoms of hoarseness and odinophagia which had developed over the past year, is presented. Clinical features and histological findings are discussed. Visceral leishmaniasis is increasingly associated with HIV infection and some authors have suggested the possibility of including it as a diagnostic criterium for AIDS(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of the infections by Pseudomonas spp. observed in patients with HIV infection in Spain. METHODS A retrospective study was performed of the isolations of Pseudomonas spp. in microbiologic samples of patients with HIV infection in three hospitals from Mallorca, Spain, since 1986. RESULTS(More)