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
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 (Â±SD) of 37.2 (Â±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|
- Nissapatorn, V.
- Lee, C.
- Ithoi, I.
- Fong, M.Y.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
- 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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