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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    Abstract

    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
    Creators:
    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
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3273

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