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High Mortality among Patients with AIDS Who Received a Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in the First 3 Months of Antiretroviral Therapy

Serena P. Koenig, Cynthia Riviere, Paul Leger, Patrice Joseph, Patrice Severe, Kea Parker, Sean Collins, Erin Lee, Jean W. Pape and Daniel W. Fitzgerald

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 48, issue 6, pages 829-831
Published in print March 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/597098
High Mortality among Patients with AIDS Who Received a Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in the First 3 Months of Antiretroviral Therapy

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We analyzed mortality among 201 patients with AIDS and tuberculosis in Haiti. Patients who received a diagnosis of tuberculosis during the first 3 months after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy were 3.25 times more likely to die than were other patients with AIDS and tuberculosis. Failure to recognize active tuberculosis at initiation of antiretroviral therapy leads to increased mortality.

Journal Article.  1943 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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