oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The HIV airway : registrar communication

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - February 2005 21 The HIV Airway been reported to result in airway obstruction. Conditions not limited to immunocomromised states such as epiglottitis, retropharyngeal abcesses, mediastinal masses and Ludwig's angina are seen, with increased severity, in HIV infected individuals. Knowledge of a patients' HIV status may alert one to potential airway problems. This review addresses some of the incriminating lesions and suggests possible management strategies References 1. Miner JE, Egan TD. An AIDS-associated cause of the difficult airway:supraglottic Kaposi's sarcoma. Anesth Analg 90:1223, 2000. 2. Judson MA, Sahn CA. Endobronchial lesions in ..

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