HIV related disease

Affected patients may present electively after diagnostic biopsies of brain or lung, or where elective ventilation is needed postoperatively. Other cases present with complications of HIV related disease, especially pulmonary infection (e.g. Pneumocystis carinii, CMV) or seizures (e.g. cerebral lymphoma, cerebral abscess, meningitis). HIV related diseases are now considered to be chronic manageable conditions with an often good short term prognosis. It is therefore reasonable that intensive care should be offered.

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