Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2019, Page: 75-78
Cavitated Lesion in a Patient Infected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Aceituno Cano Alexandra Maria, Department of Internal Medicine, Torrecardenas University Hospital, Almeria, Spain
Gaquez Aguilera Elena, Department of Internal Medicine, Torrecardenas University Hospital, Almeria, Spain
Galindo Flores Maria Fernanda, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Torrecardenas University Hospital, Almeria, Spain
Vogt Sanchez Esteban Alessandro, Department of Internal Medicine, Torrecardenas University Hospital, Almeria, Spain
Collado Romacho Antonio Ramon, Department of Internal Medicine, Torrecardenas University Hospital, Almeria, Spain
Received: Aug. 8, 2019;       Accepted: Sep. 5, 2019;       Published: Oct. 2, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijbse.20190703.13      View  697      Downloads  192
It is known that the progressive deterioration of the immune system in the human immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), either cellular or humoral level and the obligated role of exchange of the respiratory system with the external environment, makes the incidence of inflammatory, tumoral, and infectious lung processes high in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There are several microorganisms that can cause cavitated lung lesions in a HIV patient as Pneumocystis carinii, Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Staphylococcus aureus, among others. Rhodoccoccus equi (R. Equi) is, predominantly, an opportunistic pathogen who can also cause disease in humans, especially in immunocompromised patients. This report describe a case of Rhodococcus equi lung infection in a HIV patient, which highlights the importance of the therapheutic adherence and the epidemiological enviroment in this kind of patients.
Cavitated Pneumonia, AIDS, Rhodococcus Equi
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Aceituno Cano Alexandra Maria, Gaquez Aguilera Elena, Galindo Flores Maria Fernanda, Vogt Sanchez Esteban Alessandro, Collado Romacho Antonio Ramon, Cavitated Lesion in a Patient Infected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering. Vol. 7, No. 3, 2019, pp. 75-78. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbse.20190703.13
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