immediate causes of death in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.we evaluated the immediate causes of death in 54 adults who underwent an autopsy and were diagnosed as having died of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome between april 1980 and october 1983. the study group included 25 haitians, 19 homosexual men, five intravenous drug abusers, two hemophiliacs (type a), and three with no known risk. fourteen died of central nervous system diseases: 11 of toxoplasma encephalitis, one of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, one of viral encephalitis, an ...19852990379
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome associated with acanthamoeba infection and other opportunistic organisms.a 29-year-old haitian man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome presented with nasal obstruction and epistaxis. a computed tomogram of the head showed thickened nasal and paranasal sinus mucosa. a biopsy specimen of the turbinate disclosed inflammatory tissue containing amoebic trophozoites. the patient was empirically treated with rifampin and ketoconazole. he died four months after biopsy of other complications of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. at autopsy, the amoebic infection was foun ...19863488048
tuberculosis as a manifestation of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids).tuberculosis has not been well documented as a complication of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids). we studied 48 cases of mycobacterial diseases among a group of 136 adult patients with aids over a 43-month period. twenty-nine of them had severe and unusual manifestations of disease due to mycobacterium tuberculosis, predominantly extrapulmonary and disseminated. tuberculosis was more common among haitians (4/8) and intravenous drug abusers (24/102) than among homosexuals who did not ...19863723722
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