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Title: Reduction of clinical tuberculosis in HIV-infected males with isoniazid prophylaxis
Authors: Alaei, K.
Alaei, A.
Mansouri, D.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: Isoniazid [INH] chemoprophylaxis has a positive impact on the development of clinical tuberculosis. Due to the increased prevalence of tuberculosis among HIV-infected individuals, we evaluated the effect of INH on the prevention of clinical tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients. We administered 300 mg of INH daily to 246 HIV-infected, tuberculin skin test-positive patients for 12 months. During 3 years of follow-up, 41 participants died and 94 were lost to follow up. Of the 111 patients followed for the 3 years, 12 developed tuberculosis which is lower than might be expected in an untreated group. INH prophylaxis appears to be an effective method to prevent clinical tuberculosis among HIV-infected, tuberculin skin test-positive patients
Description: 754-757
Keywords: AIDS-Related Opportunistic
Antitubercular Agents
Chemoprevention
Prevalence
Prisoners
Prospective Studies
Skin Tests
Substance Abuse, Intravenous
Tuberculin
Tuberculosis
Subject: Isoniazid
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119224
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0806/emhj_2002_8_6_754_757.pdf
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