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  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections: A term given to HIV patients who have a low CD4 count (below 200) which means that they have low levels of a type of immune cell called T-cells. AIDS patients tend to develop opportunistic infections and cancers. Opportunistic infections are infections that would not normally affect a person with a healthy immune system. The HIV virus is a virus that attacks the body's immune system.
  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Clarithromycin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Clarithromycin (an antibiotic) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Lung cancer: Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth may lead to metastasis, which is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs. Most lung tumors are malignant.
  • Mycobacterial infections: Any infection that is caused by a mycobacterial organisms
  • Night sweats: Night sweats is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake.
  • Pneumonia: Infection of the lung by bacteria, viruses or fungus.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.

 

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