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Primary pneumococcal peritonitis as a presenting feature of HIV infection.

Abstract:
We report a case of primary pneumococcal peritonitis in a 28-year old previously healthy woman. There are no previously reported associations between this rare form of spontaneous peritonitis and HIV infection, and it is usually associated with underlying cirrhosis, ascites or other immune compromise. In this case this was the presenting illness of HIV infection. When atypical infections such as this arise in previously healthy adults the clinician must have a high index of suspicion of HIV or other underlying immunodeficiency.

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10.1258/095646206778691130

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Alifrangis, C More by this author
Thompson, P More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Churchill, D More by this author
Journal:
International journal of STD and AIDS
Volume:
17
Issue:
11
Pages:
779-780
Publication date:
2006-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1758-1052
ISSN:
0956-4624
URN:
uuid:b9c56325-b456-4252-89eb-bda1400f9542
Source identifiers:
435232
Local pid:
pubs:435232

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