Pyogenic bacterial pneumonia in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

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Individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are more susceptible to bacterial infections because of defects in both cellular and humoral immunity. The most common causes of community-acquired pyogenic bacterial pneumonia in HIV-infected patients are Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae. The clinical presentation of HIV… (More)

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