volume 246, issue 5, P362-364 1989
DOI: 10.1007/bf00463595
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Abstract: Fiberoptic bronchoscopy was carried out in 17 consecutive AIDS patients with suspected opportunistic infections. A total number of 23 bronchoscopies were performed and a comparison was made about the effectiveness of the available diagnostic techniques, which included bronchoalveolar lavage, transbronchial lung biopsy and bronchial brushings. The most common cause of pulmonary parenchymal disease was Pneumocystis carinii (7 patients). In 6 of these HIV-positive patients the detection of infection was decisive …

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