Dec 8, 1998
Hi Doctor. Can you tell me how Sinusitis differs in a person who has Hiv or Aids as it might in a person whos immune system is functioning "normally"?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Sinusitis can be caused by a variety of different bacteria or fungi. In people who are HIV infected with AIDS, they tend to have more attacks of sinusitis and they tend to have more symptoms and last longer. Part of this is related to the lack of immune cells that make antibodies to the bacteria and to other immune cells that do not work as well. MH
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