Infrequency of Pulmonary Microbial Colonisation Prior to Respiratory Disease in HIV-Infected Individuals

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 To determine whether organisms are present in the HIV-infected lung prior to clinical respiratory disease, a cross-sectional bronchoscopic comparative analysis of 39 asymptomatic HIV-positive subjects and 31 healthy controls with 2-year prospective bronchoscopic monitoring of the HIV study group was performed. Pathological examination of bronchoalveolar… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s100960000355

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