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December 1989

Opportunistic Infections in Patients With the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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Boston, Mass

 

edited by Gifford Leoung and John Mills, 476 pp, with illus, $89.75, New York, NY: Marcel Dekker Inc; 1989

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(12):1723. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670240125041

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Abstract

The editors of this volume have undertaken a valuable but difficult task. They have assembled short chapters about the epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, and approach to management of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as well as specific opportunistic infections observed in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Most of the experts preparing these chapters are from San Francisco, Calif, where many of the important observations about HIV disease were first made, since it was one of the cities with much disease early in the epidemic. The stated purpose of this book is as a reference for medical practitioners, rather than specialists, who will be needing greater familiarity in their practices with this disease as more patients are diagnosed.

The book is generally readable although more tables, flow diagrams, and pictures likely would assist the reader. Chapters are concise, which is valuable as the length of time necessary

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