n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Pulmonology : guest editorial
|Article Title||Pulmonology : guest editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital|
|Publication Date||Sep 2013|
The current issue of CME on respiratory diseases is timely and appropriate for several reasons. Respiratory-related symptoms, either with regard to the upper or lower respiratory tract, are responsible for almost 50% of consultations in general practice. Respiratory complaints are also the most common reason for HIV-infected persons to seek healthcare, either at primary or secondary level. Almost 12% of the nation's population are co-infected with HIV, and in some communities these rates are as high as 40%.
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