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Profile of Patients With Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) at Western Vsayas Medical Center (WVMC) August 2012 to August 2013 FREE TO VIEW

Ellen Balinas, MD; Fel Angelie Colon, MD
Chest. 2014;145(3_MeetingAbstracts):129A. doi:10.1378/chest.1834648
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SESSION TITLE: Tuberculosis Posters

SESSION TYPE: Poster Presentations

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

PURPOSE: This study will provide baseline data on the profile of patients with PTB and HIV .

METHODS: Review of medical records of all PTB patients with HIV who consulted at WVMC PPMD DOTS from August 2012 to August 2013

RESULTS: Twenty six patients were enrolled in the study. Results revealed that majorityof patients (53.84%) (14/26) belonged in the 19¬29 years of age, mostly males (88.46%)(23/26), single (80.77%) (21/26), and mostly unemployed (73.08%) (19/26). Many were smokers (76%) (20/26) and alcoholic beverage drinkers (73%) (19/26). Most patients with HIV had CD count ranging from 100¬200 u/L (35%) (9/26). All patients included were diagnosed with active TB disease (100%) (26/26). Most were classified under category I (69%) (18/26), category II (15%) (4/26) and category III (12%) (3/26) and (4%) (1/26) was referred to PMDT as MDRTB suspect. (92%) (24/26) were started on anti TB treatment, (4%) (1/26) continued anti kochs medications and (4%) (1/26) was referred to PMDT as MDRTB suspect.

CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of patients with PTB and HIV is on the rise and has a great impact on our society.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Increased awareness of this co infection (PTB with HIV) could help in better management of these diseases in the future. This research paper could serve as baseline data for similar studies in the future.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Ellen Balinas, Fel angelie Colon

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