Bacteremia and fungemia in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome

R. H.K. Eng, E. Bishburg, S. M. Smith, H. Geller, R. Kapila

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Patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are known to have identifiable host defense deficiencies, especially deficiencies in cell-mediated immunity. They are at increased risk for developing infections of the bloodstream caused by Cryptococcus neoformans and Salmonella species. However, bacteremias caused by other enteric gram-negative rods and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are found less frequently in patients with AIDS than in patients without AIDS (P < 0.001 and P < 0.01, respectively). The finding of specific organisms in blood is consistent with the known types of host defense deficiencies in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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