Opportunistic infections and Kaposi's sarcoma among Haitians: evidence of a new acquired immunodeficiency state.

@article{Pitchenik1983OpportunisticIA,
  title={Opportunistic infections and Kaposi's sarcoma among Haitians: evidence of a new acquired immunodeficiency state.},
  author={Arthur E Pitchenik and Margaret A Fischl and Gordon M. Dickinson and Diane M. Becker and Arthur M. Fournier and Mark T O'Connell and R M Colton and Thomas J. Spira},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1983},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={277-84}
}
Twenty Haitian patients, hospitalized from 1 April 1980 to 20 June 1982, had Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, central nervous system toxoplasmosis, esophageal candidiasis, cryptococcosis, disseminated cytomegalovirus, progressive herpes simplex virus, chronic enteric coccidiosis, or invasive Kaposi's sarcoma. Ten patients died. Opportunistic infections were frequently multiple and were recurrent in three patients. In seven patients disseminated tuberculosis preceded the other infections by 2 to… CONTINUE READING