CCC Critical Care compendium 340


OVERVIEW HIV = retrovirus infection -> infection of T-helper lymphocytes (CD4+) and progressively destroys them -> immunosuppression 40 million patients in the world 2 types: HIV 1 and HIV 2 (West Africa) modes of transmission: sexual intercourse, mother to child…

Neurological Mind Boggler 340

HIV brain mass

Consider a 45 year-old HIV positive male with right hemiparesis and fluctuating conscious state. His CT head is shown below.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Pneumocystis pneumonia

Pneumocystis pneumonia: form of pneumonia caused by the yeast-like fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii, most commonly as an opportunistic infection in the immunosuppressed
Pulmonary Puzzler 340

Pulmonary panic

A 17 year old female with a background history of HIV presents with a 3 day history of fevers, chills and rigors. Her admission chest X-rays are shown below:
Tropical Travel Trouble

Humongous HIV Extravaganza

Tropical Travel Trouble is a series of clinical cases that you may see in the tropics or your own ED from the dreaded returned traveller. HIV
Tropical Travel Trouble

Mega Malaria Extravaganza

Part 1 of 3 of our mega tropical series covering Malaria, TB and HIV. Remember there is not always a unifying diagnosis...