Problem of Infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV) from the Aspect of the Otorhinolaryngologist

Authors: T. Podlešák;  J. Veselý;  H. Rozsypal
Authors‘ workplace: Otorinolaryngologické odd. FN Bulovka, Praha
Published in: Otorinolaryng. a Foniat. /Prague/, , 2001, No. 1, pp. 26-31.


In the introductory part of the paper the authors characterize AIDS, the history ofthis illness, the pathogenesis of the handicaps, causes by HIV infection, the development, classifi-cation and fundamentals of modern HIV/AIDS therapy. In the second part we describe the epide-miological situation of the patients with the HIV virus infection on the worldwide scale and in theCzech Republic since the detection of the HIV virus until the year 1999. We describe therapeuticpreventive care of the mentioned patients from the viewpoint of ENT physicans treated for HIVvirus in the AIDS Centre in the hospital Prague - Bulovka in 1985 - 1999 (328 HIV positive patients/31with AIDS manifestation). The authors present a list of clinical handicaps, they encountered in thesepatients which called for surgical intervention.

Key words:
AIDS (Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), HIV (Human ImmunodeficiencyVirus), AIDS Center Faculty Hospital Bulovka, Acute retrovirus syndrome, CD4+ lymphocyte.

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Audiology Paediatric ENT ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)
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