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Comparison of Clinical Manifestations of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Among HIV+ and HIV- Patients Admitted to Infectious Diseases Ward in Ahvaz Razi Hospital

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Author(s): Fatemeh Ahmadi | Shokrolla Salman Zadeh | Mehdim Kimyai

Journal: Scientific Medical Journal
ISSN 1026-8960

Volume: 10;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 355;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: HIV | Tuberculosis | Ahvaz

ABSTRACT
Background and Objective: Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is the most common form of the tuberculosis in HIV infected patients that can affect on progression of HIV infection .The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of HIV infection on the clinical presentation of tuberculosis.Subjects and Methods: We extracted the information of admitted patients in infectious ward of Razi hospital with pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis from 2004 – 2009. Outcome of this stage was 204 patients. Then we divided these patients in two groups, group 1 patients with HIV (34 cases) and group 2 without HIV infection(170 cases). Finally, we compared the clinical manifestations between these two groups. Data analysis with Chi square test and SPSS software was done. Results: Tuberculosis was more common in men in both groups (p
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