Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in an HIV-infected man: A long lasting manifestation of immune reconstitution?

A. Marruchella, P. Narciso

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Abstract

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an asthmatic syndrome in which Th2 CD4+ T cells play a major role. On the other hand CD4+ T cells are the main target of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The authors report a case of ABPA occurring in an HIV-infected man in the years following highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). They discuss the possible pathogenetic links between the immune reconstitution and the overt clinical manifestations of ABPA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalMinerva Pneumologica
Volume48
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Aspergillosis, allergic bronchopulmonary
  • HIV
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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