Tuberculosis in AIDS patients

Nissapatorn, V. and Lee, C. and Ithoi, I. and Fong, M.Y. and 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
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 01:38
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 01:38

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