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Title: Clinical and laboratory profile of patients with tuberculosis/HIV coinfection at a national referral centre: a case series
Authors: Tabarsi, P.
Mirsaeidi, S.M.
Amiri, M.
Mansouri, S.D.
Masjedi, M.R.
Velayati, A.A.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: This case series describes the clinical and laboratory profile of 15 patients with tuberculosis [TB] HIV coinfection admitted to a referral centre in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Most of the patients [13] were male; the mean age was 36.9 years. Intravenous drug use was the route of transmission for all males and heterosexual intercourse for the 2 females; 12 patients had a history of imprisonment. All patients had pulmonary TB; 13 were smear-positive and all except 1 had atypical radiological presentation. Drug-induced hepatitis occurred in 3 patients and 12 had hepatitis C coinfection. Five patients died. The mean CD4 count was 229.2 [SD 199.5] cells/mm[3] and 78.6% had CD4 count < 350. TB may be an AIDS-defining illness in this country
Description: 283-291
Keywords: Tuberculosis
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Hepatitis C
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Flow Cytometry
Subject: Tuberculosis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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