AIDS Allergy and Rheumatology by Nancy E. Lane (auth.), Nancy E. Lane (eds.)

By Nancy E. Lane (auth.), Nancy E. Lane (eds.)

In Aids allergic reaction and Rheumatology, scientific specialists survey the newest info on hand at the key rheumatic and allergic matters that physicians face in treating the HIV-infected sufferer. Their articles specialise in the rheumatologic and dermatologic manifestations of HIV-1 an infection, which come with arthritis, myopathies, vasculitis, sicca syndrome, different autoimmune phenomena, and psoriasis. in addition they study the query of allergies in HIV sufferers, together with drug allergy, with certain awareness given to antagonistic reactions to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, the main usually prescribed anti-infective. functional suggestion for the analysis and remedy of those difficulties is given in complete.

Aids allergic reaction and Rheumatology deals physicians a complete consultant to the analysis and remedy of the allergic, immunologic, and rheumatic problems in HIV sufferers. Authoritative and practice-oriented, the e-book is destined to develop into a customary source for all these treating AIDS sufferers today.

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The use of psoralen and pulsed UV actinotherapy (PUVA) benefited the skin and joints of one HIV-infected individual with psoriatic arthritis (11). Zidovudine, has produced skin clearing in some patients with psoriasis, but has been less consistently successful in treating psoriatic arthritis (23,24). As previously mentioned, methotrexate and azathioprine should be avoided in HIV-infected individuals because of the high incidence of opportunistic infections (2,15,20,23). Recently, however, three patients with HIV infection and psoriatic arthritis had good clinical results from methotrexate treatment without the development of opportunistic infections (21,22).

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