Unusual manifestations of pneumococcal infection in human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals: the past revisited.

@article{Barradas1992UnusualMO,
  title={Unusual manifestations of pneumococcal infection in human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals: the past revisited.},
  author={M C Rodriguez Barradas and DanielM. Musher and RichardJ. Hamill and Matthew S Dowell and John T. Bagwell and Charles V. Sanders},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1992},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          192-9
        }
}
Although AIDS was largely recognized and defined because of the increased presence of diseases that reflect deficiencies in cell-mediated immunity, susceptibility to common extracellular bacterial pathogens has also been shown to be increased. To our knowledge, adults with concurrent infection due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Streptococcus pneumoniae whose cases have been described to date have all had pneumococcal pneumonia and/or bacteremia. We describe five cases of HIV-infected… CONTINUE READING
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