HIV sinusitis: rationale for a treatment algorithm.

Peter C Belafsky, P. Kissinger, S. B. Davidowitz, R. G. Amedee

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Over 12 million individuals worldwide are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Up to 60% of these persons may suffer from disease of the paranasal sinuses. Numerous differences exist between sinusitis in HIV and non-HIV infected patients. Some of the differences include HIV sinusitis pathogenesis, bacteriology, and management. This paper addresses these issues so that physicians may adequately prevent, diagnose, and treat persons suffering from HIV sinus infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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