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Infectious pseudomonas subglottic stenosis occurring in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

  • K. Ghufoor (a1), J. Almeyda (a1), G. Mochloulis (a1), P. Q. Montgomery (a1) and N. S. Tolley (a1)...


Pseudomonas aeruginosa is emerging as an increasingly common opportunistic infective agent in the immunocompromised human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patient (Kielhofner et al., 1992). Improvements in the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has led to longer life expectancy (Graham et al., 1992), and this has changed the incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in this population (Baron and Hollander, 1993). We present a case of a patient with AIDS who developed a fulminant Pseudomonas aeruginosa stenosing subglottic infection. We are unaware of any previous reports of this particular manifestation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.


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Infectious pseudomonas subglottic stenosis occurring in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

  • K. Ghufoor (a1), J. Almeyda (a1), G. Mochloulis (a1), P. Q. Montgomery (a1) and N. S. Tolley (a1)...


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