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The chemical bases of the various AIDS epidemics: recreational drugs, anti-viral chemotherapy and malnutrition
 DUESBERG PETER, KOEHNLEIN CLAUS, RASNICK DAVID
  Bacterial pneumonia was primarily diagnosed in children from mothers using psychoactive drugs during pregnancy (Novick B E and Rubinstein A 1987 AIDS–The paediatric perspective; Aids 1 3–7, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1997 US HIV and AIDS cases reported through December 1997; Year-end Edition 9 1–43, Duesberg P H 1988 HIV is not the cause of AIDS; Science 241 514–516, Duesberg P H 1992 AIDS acquired by drug consumption and other noncontagious risk factors; Pharmacol. Therapeutics 55 201–277)
  J. Biosc, Vol. 28 No. 4, June 2003, 383–4122003
The chemical bases of the various AIDS epidemics: recreational drugs, anti-viral chemotherapy and malnutrition
 DUESBERG PETER, KOEHNLEIN CLAUS, RASNICK DAVID
  Tuberculosis and pneumonia were, and still are more prevalent in intravenous drug users and “crack” (cocaine) smokers than in other risk groups (Lerner W D 1989 Cocaine abuse and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: tale of two epidemics; Am. J. Med. 8, 7 661–663, Duesberg P H and Rasnick D 1998 The AIDS dilemma: drug diseases blamed on a passenger virus; Genetica 104 85– 132, Duesberg P H 1992 AIDS acquired by drug consumption and other noncontagious risk factors; Pharmacol. Therapeutics 55 201–278)
  J. Biosc, Vol. 28 No. 4, June 2003, 383–4122003
The chemical bases of the various AIDS epidemics: recreational drugs, anti-viral chemotherapy and malnutrition
 DUESBERG PETER, KOEHNLEIN CLAUS, RASNICK DAVID
  Hemophiliacs and other transfusion recipients from the US and Europe exclusively present with pneumonia and yeast infections (Curran J, et al, 1984 Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) associated with transfusions; N. Engl. J. Med. 310 69–75, Duesberg P H 1992 AIDS acquired by drug consumption and other noncontagious risk factors; Pharmacol. Therapeutics 55 201–277, Duesberg P H 1995c Foreign-protein-mediated immunodeficiency in hemophiliacs with and without HIV; Genetica 95 51–70).
  J. Biosc, Vol. 28 No. 4, June 2003, 383–4122003
AIDS in Uganda-clinical and social features.
 Goodgame RW.
  The predominant American/European AIDS disease, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, is almost never diagnosed in Africans.
  N Engl J Med 1990;323:383- 3891990
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. An uncommon cause of death in African patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
 Abouya YL, Beaumel A, Lucas S, Dago-Akribi A, Coulibaly G, N'Dhatz M, et al.
  The predominant American/European AIDS disease, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, is almost never diagnosed in Africans.
  Am Rev Respir Dis 1992;145:617-201992
Pulmonary disease associated with the human immunodeficiency virus in Kigali, Rwanda. A fiberoptic bronchoscopic study of 111 cases of undetermined etiology
 Batungwanayo J, et al
  "All human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infected adult patients referred to the Division of Pulmonary Diseases of the Centre Hospitalier de Kigali, Rwanda for evaluation of a pulmonary disease of undetermined etiology (PDUE) were investigated by fiberoptic bronchoscopy using both bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and transbronchial biopsy (TBB). During a 10-mo period 111 HIV-1 infected patients with PDUE were examined, of whom 47 (42%) fulfilled the World Health Organization (WHO) clinical case definition for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and seven (6%) had an AIDS-defining illness. Nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis was diagnosed in 42 (38%) patients, tuberculosis in 25 (23%), cryptococcosis in 14 (13%), Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in 10 (9%), Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in five (5%). The diagnosis remained undetermined in 18 (16%) patients. Chest radiograph patterns were generally nonspecific. TBB and BAL had diagnostic yields of 82 and 26% of all final diagnoses, respectively. Our study on Rwandese HIV-1-infected patients with PDUE provides evidence for a large spectrum of pulmonary diseases with relative frequencies differing strikingly from those in developed countries. Detailed investigations confirm the rarity of PCP in Africa and highlight nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis as the predominant diagnosis of PDUE. Empiric antituberculosis treatment is justified in the absence of clinical manifestations suggestive of a specific diagnosis and while awaiting the results of the diagnostic procedures. Primary prophylaxis for PCP would not be appropriate in Africa. "
  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 149, No.6, 1994, pp1591-15961994
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) at Ga-Rankuwa Hospital.
 Sein PP, Mzileni MO, Hoosen AA
  "Pneumocystis carinii is recognized as one of the leading causes of death in AIDS patients in developed countries but its role in this regard in developing countries appears to be less prominent. Sub-Saharan African countries, in spite of their high HIV prevalence, have hardly recorded any cases. We report the first microbiologically proven case of PCP in an adult patient at Ga-Rankuwa Hospital. "
  The Central African Journal of Medicine, Vol. 45, No.5, 1999, pp 127-8:1999