Unusual Presentations of Primary Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Szabo, Susan; James, Christopher W.; Telford, Georgianna
June 2002
AIDS Patient Care & STDs;Jun2002, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p251
Academic Journal
Opportunistic infections during primary infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are rare, with the exception of oral and esophageal candidiasis. HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) typically occur during advanced HIV infection. We report two patients who developed HIVAN and a presumptive diagnosis of PCP, respectively, during primary HIV infection. Serologic testing demonstrated HIV seroconversion. Clinicians need to have a high index of suspicion when evaluating patients even when risk behaviors are not readily apparent.


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