Tuberculosis in AIDS patients

Nissapatorn, V.; Lee, C.; Ithoi, I.; Fong, M.Y.; Abdullah, K.A. (2003) Tuberculosis in AIDS patients. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 10 (1). 60 - 64. ISSN 1394-195X

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    Tuberculosis is the top agenda among opportunistic diseases and the most leading cause of death in HIV/AIDS patients. A total of 406 AIDS patients were recruited in this retrospective and descriptive study. 123/406 (30.3) were diagnosed as AIDS-related tuberculosis (TB). Their age range from 17 to 69 years with a mean (±SD) of 37.2 (±9.51. There were significant association between occupation, or mode of HIV transmission and tuberculosis infection (p< 0.05). Pulmonary tuberculosis 104/123 (84.6) was the most common disease location among TB patients. We found the significant association between the clinical presentations i.e. fever, cough, sputum or hemoptysis and TB patients (p<0.05), moreover, the level of CD4 cell count plays a significant role in association with the disease (p<0.05) in this study.

    Item Type: Article
    1. Nissapatorn, V.
    2. Lee, C.
    3. Ithoi, I.
    4. Fong, M.Y.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    5. Abdullah, K.A.
    Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
    Additional Information: Department of Parasitology, University of Malaya Medical Centre, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuberculosis, AIDS, Malaysia
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Fong Mun Yik
    Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 09:38
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 09:38

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