|Is acute bronchitis an AIDS defining condition
May 21, 2013
I was doing some research on AIDS defining conditions and found bronchitis on the list, but noticed that it was listed in the Hepes Simplex category. This is what I found, Herpes simplex: chronic ulcers (>1 month's duration) or bronchitis, pneumonitis, or esophagitis (onset at age >1 month). It's rather confusing. I was wondering if acute bronchitis is considered to be in this category or if its only referring to herpetic bronchitis? Thanks for any clarification
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Acute bronchitis is not an AIDS-defining condition and usually caused by bacterial infection; lung infection (such as bronchitis) with herpes virus (quite rare) is considered AIDS-defining.
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