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Heart muscle disease related to HIV infection

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:941

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  1. Peter Kelleher,
  2. John Sweeney,
  3. Jane Anderson
  1. Registrar, department of clinical immunology Senior registrar in genitourinary medicine Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, London EC1A 7BE
  2. Senior lecturer in HIV medicine Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1A 7BE

    EDITOR,—We agree with Peter F Currie and colleagues that the aetiology of heart muscle disease in HIV infection is unknown.1 Given that most HIV infection occurs in the developing world, conditions such as rheumatic heart disease may contribute to cardiac complications in HIV infection even though a significant interaction has not yet been noted.2 We report a case of rheumatic heart disease characterised by atypical clinical and laboratory features in a man positive for HIV.

    A 28 year …

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