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Patricia Montero Mora, Francisco Suárez Núñez, Olga Adriana Tinajero Castañeda, María del Carmen González Pérez, Guillermo Arturo Guidos Fogelbach
INTRODUCTION: In 1980 AIDS appeared in the USA in the homosexual community. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIRUS: A particle of HIV is formed by two identical RNA chains that are packed within a center of viral proteins, and surrounded by a double layer of fosfolipids derived from the cellular membrane of the host. CLINICAL SYMPTOMS: It starts with a severe infection, evolving in a progressive chronic infection reaching a final phase with a T CD4+ cellular count under 200 cells per mm3, with incident infections, neoplasias, consumption syndrome, renal dysfunction, and degeneration of the central system...
March 2004: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
M Luengo Martínez A C, R Muñoz Sánchez, P Coca Marcos, R Romero Paredes, L Bendito Romero, V Cuenca Nieto-Márquez, M López Fernández
Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) was first described more than fifteen years ago; it is still the treatment of choice in Alveolar Proteinosis. Despite several clinical therapeutic trials, for new therapeutics none of them has achieved the results of Bronchoalveolar Lavage. It has been proved that, not only are they ineffective, but they can also have dangerous consequences. Alveolar proteinosis is a rare lung illness that implies the patient's hypoxia and progressive incapacity, being clinical dyspnea its most frequent characteristic...
April 2001: Enfermería Intensiva
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