Charles F. Gilks, MD
Gilks CF. Pneumococcal Disease and HIV Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1993;118:393-394. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-118-5-199303010-00013
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1993;118(5):393-394.
TO THE EDITOR:
Janoff and colleagues  are to be congratulated on a clear and comprehensive review of the importance of the interaction of HIV infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae. Despite the extent of pneumococcal infection worldwide and its associated mortality and morbidity at all ages, only a few such studies (mostly small or retrospective) have been published.
Pneumococcal infection is particularly important in Africa, where HIV infection is so prevalent. We have been studying high-grade (nonopportunistic) bacterial infections in Nairobi for several years. Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of bacteremia in HIV-seronegative adults admitted to the hospital and is strongly associated with HIV infection .
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