Tropical Travel Trouble 009 Humongous HIV Extravaganza

LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 009 The diagnosis of HIV is no longer fatal and the term AIDS is becoming less frequent. In many countries, people with HIV are living longer than those with diabetes. This post will hopefully teach the basics of a complex disease and demystify some of the potential diseases you need to consider in those who are severely immunosuppressed. While trying to be comprehensive this post can not be exhaustive (as you can imagine any patient with a low CD4 count – all bets are off) and aims to focus on the key learning points surrounding HIV. Peer Reviewer Dr McBride ID physician, Wisconsin Questions: Q1. What is HIV? Answer and interpretation expand(document.getElementById('ddet1120468745'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1120468745')) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is caused by a lentivirus (subgroup of retrovirus) that infects and destroys immune cells expressing CD4 (T-helper cells, macrophages and dendritic cells).  There are two viruses, HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is more common and aggressive than HIV-2. HIV-2 is largely confined to West Africa and to areas with West African immigrants. Co-infection can occur as infection with one does not protect against the other. Transmission and clinical presentation are similar except that HIV-2 takes several years longer than H...
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Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Jothimani D, Daniel H, Danielraj S, Ramachandran H, Rela M PMID: 32738853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Pahlajani D PMID: 32738852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Naik S, Acharya V PMID: 32738851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Pai-Dhungat J PMID: 32738850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Vora A, Tiwaskar M PMID: 32738849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Dave M, Lavanya SR, Khamesra R, Bapat P, Prasath A Abstract Schwartz Jampel syndrome is a very rare genetically heterogenous disorder characterized by myotonia, typical facies, growth retardation and osteoarticular changes. Prevelance of this syndrome is
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This article reviews the phenotypes/endotypes of asthma described in India and the current therapies for management. PMID: 32738847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Chopra HK, Hiremath SM, Wander GS, Kumar AS, Naik S PMID: 32738846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusion: The prevalence of Abnormal Liver function tests in patients of COVID-19 is 59.04%. Abnormal liver functions were more in males. The average stay in hospital for COVID-19 patients with abnormal LFTs was longer than those with normal LFTs. PMID: 32738845 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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