Thursday, February 8, 2018

Opportunistic infections in AIDS

AIDS is a retroviral disease caused by HIV. It is characterized by the triad of immunosuppression associated with:
1) Opportunistic infections.
2) ‎Secondary neoplasms.
3) ‎Neurological manifestation.

Opportunistic infections seen are:

1) Bacterial infections:

MANS.

M-M.tuberculosis
A-Atypical mycobacterial infections
N-Nocardiosis
S-Salmonella

M.tuberculosis is the most common infection with HIV in India.

2) Viral infection:

H.C. verma of John Cunningham.

H-Herpes simplex virus
C-Cytomegalovirus
V-Varicella zoster virus
John Cunningham -JC virus causing     progressive multifocal leukoencephalopahty.

3) Fungal infections:

H P computers creates crossword

H-Histoplasmosis
P-Pneumocystis jiroveci
computers-Cryptococcosis
creates-Coccidiomycosis
crosswords-Candidiasis

Candidiasis is the most common fungal infection of AIDS in India

Pneumocystis jiroveci is the most common fungal infection of AIDS in world.

4) Protozoal infection:
CITy

C-Cryptosporidium
I-Isosporidium
T-Toxoplasmosis

-Demotional bloke.

2 comments:

  1. Good one, I'd like you to write about neuropsychiatric manifestation Of HIV/AIDS too
    I'll appreciate that.

    ReplyDelete

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