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Localised upper airway obstruction in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  1. C. L. D'Arsigny,
  2. S. Ford,
  3. D. E. O'Donnell
  1. Department of Medicine, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.


    We describe a case of rapidly progressive upper airway obstruction due to tracheal Pseudomonas abscesses in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The case highlights the aggressive nature of Pseudomonas infections and the difficulty of eradicating this organism in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.

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