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Hiv-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension: Case Report

J Shavadia, S Das, G Yonga

Abstract




With the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy, there has been a significant change in the epidemiology of pulmonary disease in HIV/AIDS. The relative prevalence of non-infectious manifestations is likely to rise. HIV associated pulmonary hypertension (HIV-PH), albeit low prevalence, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Presently, despite having scanty evidence on the management modalities of HIV-PH, evidence extrapolated from idiopathic pulmonary hypertension is being utilised to
effectively manage some of these patients. Efforts should therefore be made to screen,
diagnose and treat these patients. A case of a thirty year old female with HIV disease
and severe pulmonary hypertension is presented.

East African Medical Journal Vol. 85 (11) 2008: pp. 564-568



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/eamj.v85i11.9677
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