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Opportunistic infections and malignancies in 231 Danish AIDS patients.

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  • C Pedersen
  • J Gerstoft
  • P Tauris
  • Lundgren, Jens
  • P C Gøtzsche
  • M Buhl
  • Yussuf Saleh Salim
  • K Schmidt
We analysed cumulative disease frequencies in the first 231 adult Danish AIDS patients with life tables. There was a certain hierarchical pattern in the occurrence of complicating diseases. Herpes zoster, Kaposi's sarcoma and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia were early manifestations, whereas diseases caused by cytomegalovirus and atypical mycobacteria tended to occur later in the course of AIDS. Compared with all other AIDS patients, homosexual men were more likely to develop Kaposi's sarcoma, cytomegalovirus chorioretinitis and mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus infection. The proportion of patients who developed particular diseases changed with calendar time. Most striking was a three to fourfold decrease in diseases caused by cytomegalovirus. In conclusion, the study showed that disease frequencies in patients with AIDS may vary with the patients risk behaviour and duration of AIDS, and that the frequencies of particular diseases may change with calendar time.
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)233-238
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 1990

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