Infection and Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Consortium
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The risk of subjects developing pulmonary hypertension (PHT) is perhaps four to six times higher in developing countries compared to developed regions probably because of infectious diseases. Many infections can contribute to PHT such as Schistosomiasis and other Helminthic diseases; Viral infection, such as HIV. Fungal in infections, like P. brasiliensis which causes Paracoccidioidomycosis and bacterial infections, such as B. Pertussis, and probably tuberculosis.
More we need systematic and coherent efforts to investigate the role of infection in PHT. Thus, a group of scientists met in Canterbury in October 2018 and establish a consortium (iPVD) to enhance research and education in this area.
The “Second International Symposium of Infection And Pulmonary Vascular Diseases” will be in Lima, Peru on 29th January 2020, a day before the 14h PVRI World Congress of pulmonary vascular diseases in Lima). More information will follow
First International Symposium on Infection and Pulmonary vascular Diseases Aswan, Egypt 21-22 October 2019
This is the first international meeting of iPVD consortium. Our aim it to be a multidisciplinary meeting where of pulmonary vascular disease specialists, cardiologists, Pulmonologists, immunologist, epidemiologists, parasitologists, other infectious disease specialists, parasitologists and interested specialists meet to discuss the emerging issues of the role of infection of the pulmonary vasculature. ipvd