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n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - HIV and bullous lung disease : case studies - HIV and lung disease

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Abstract

The mechanisms behind accelerated emphysema in adults with HIV infection and the HIV-infected smoking population are both multifactorial and unclear. However, the association of HIV and emphysematous lung disease is recognised. We describe a patient with HIV infection and accelerated emphysema, highlighting the facts that no other background disease predisposed him to these lung changes, and that smoking in conjunction with HIV infection acted synergistically to produce the changes.

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2011-04-01
2016-12-09
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