Clinical and laboratory profile of patients with tuberculosis/HIV coinfection at a national referral centre: a case series
AbstractThis 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  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 and 78.6% had CD4 count < 350. TB may be an AIDS-defining illness in this country
Tabarsi, P., Mirsaeidi, S.M., Amiri, M., Mansouri, S.D., Masjedi, M.R. et al. (2008). Clinical and laboratory profile of patients with tuberculosis/HIV coinfection at a national referral centre: a case series. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (2), 283-291, 2008 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117436
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (2), 283-291, 2008
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