Influenza in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Results (Part 1)

In: Influenza

19 Nov 2012

Between December 1, 1988, and March 30, 1989, induced sputum or bronchoscopy specimens submitted to the Diagnostic Microbiology and Virology Laboratories at SFGH showed P carinii in 73 patients. Influenza virus was isolated from specimens from eight patients. One patient, an intravenous drug user, was seronegative for antibody to HIV by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and has therefore been excluded from this analysis. Another patient, HIV infected, was evaluated entirely as an outpatient; he has been omitted due to insufficient data.
Influenza virus was isolated from induced sputum (six) or BAL (three) specimens in six male patients with HIV infection. Four virus isolates (submitted on Jan 23, 1989, Jan 25, 1989, Jan 31, 1989, and Feb 23, 1989) were influenza B and two (Dec 28, 1988, Jan 31, 1989) were influenza A (H1N1). No concomitant respiratory pathogens were identified in any specimen. Buy Asthma Inhalers Online
All of the men were homosexual, and one had a history of intravenous drug usage as well. Whereas none had had previous acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining opportunistic infections, one had Kaposis sarcoma. Stage of HIV infection, as reflected by clinical findings and by CD4 cell count before and after influenza infection, is detailed in Table 1.

Table 1—Characteristics of Patients with HIV Infection and Lower Respiratory Tract Influenza Virus Isolation 

Patient No.

HIV-associated Illnesses

Other Underlying Illnesses or Factors

T Helper (CD4) Cell/cu mm (Date Tested)

Influenza Type and Date Specimen Submitted

1

Thrush,

Asthma

680 (10/24/88)

Influenza A (H1N1)

LAN

Smoker

410 (3/6/89)

12/28/88

2

Kaposi’s sarcoma

Smoker

Influenza B

1/23/89

3

Thrush,

440 (1/30/89)

Influenza B

hairy leukoplakia

410 (5/15/89)

1/25/89

4

LAN,

Smoker

Influenza A (H1N1)

herpes zoster

600 (3/16/89)

1/31/89

5

Thrush

Smoker

320 (173/89)

Influenza B

390 (4/21/89)

1/31/89

6

Thrush

Asthma

Influenza B

Smoker

2/23/89


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