HIV and Comorbidities: A Case Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Author: Michael P. Mullen, Daniel Caplivski
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: October 01, 2008
It is estimated that over one million people are living with HIV in the United States. Once infected with HIV, it is rare for individuals to be diagnosed with a single health-related problem. The comorbidities of HIV patients must be properly diagnosed and managed in order to maximize opportunity for a longer, healthier life. Since the introduction of effective antiretroviral therapy, the incidence of HIV-related opportunistic infections has been significantly reduced and patients are living longer. However, the frequency of pulmonary, gastrointestinal, hepatic, hematologic, cardiac, dermatologic, renal, and neoplastic manifestations are still significant, and in some areas, appears to be increasing.
The purpose of this book is to provide the clinician with a working knowledge of the complexities associated with HIV infection. This compact reference covers HIV-related comorbidities in a unique symptom-based and case-based approach, placing the material in a real-world context. As such, it is ideal for all physicians seeing HIV patients, and is designed to aid assessment and diagnosis efforts and to help expedite delivery of appropriate care. Its concise and highly illustrated format also makes it a valuable resource for infectious disease residents, who will benefit from the clinically-focused, up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment options.
Part of the new Oxford American Infectious Diseases Library, this concise, portable guide provides an essential reference on current, evidence-based medical approaches to diagnosing and managing HIV and its associated comorbidities. Unlike other HIV texts which focus largely on opportunistic infections, this practical volume covers a much wider range of comorbid disorders including everything from neurologic and dermatological disorders to psychological manifestations. Each chapter includes specific information on differential diagnosis, symptom management of each comorbid disorder, as well as valuable discussions of pharmacotherapies. In addition, this book includes valuable discussions on follow up and continuing care with further resources for patients and physicians.