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Risk Factors of Visnegarwala et al for Acute Respiratory Failure in a Patient with AIDS and Cryptococcosis

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Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

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A patient with AIDS and cryptococcosis may develop acute respiratory failure, which is associated with a high risk for disseminated disease and death. Visnegarwala et al identified risk factors associated with acute respiratory failure in these patients. The authors are from Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas in Houston.

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