Bronchial reactivity to methacholine in HIV-infected individuals without AIDS

G. Moscato, R. Maserati, P. Marraccini, F. Caccamo, A. Dellabianca

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To evaluate bronchial reactivity to methacholine in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, we submitted 25 HIV-seropositive subjects without full-blown AIDS and 25 HIV-seronegative subjects, all inmates in a drug rehabilitation center for previous intravenous drug abuse, to interview and to bronchial challenge with methacholine. Four (16 percent) HIV-seropositive and three (12 percent) HIV-seronegative subjects noted bronchospastic symptoms. Baseline FEV 1 and MEF50 percent were within the normal range in every patient. Bronchial hyperreactivity to methacholine (PD20FEV 1

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)796-799
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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