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Clinico- Radiological profile of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in HIV seropositive patients

Rao, Shobitha and Manu, Mohan K and Mohapatra, Aswini Kumar and Magazine, Rahul (2012) Clinico- Radiological profile of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in HIV seropositive patients. In: CIDSCON, 24-26 Aug 2012, Chennai. (Submitted)

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BACKGROUND:HIV/ AIDS and pulmonary tuberculosis, both pose a major health problem across the globe. Pulmonary tuberculosis is characterized by atypical presentation in patients with HIV. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical profile and radiological pattern of Pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with HIV. METHODS: Retrospective study of 30 patients with Pulmonary tuberculosis who were HIV sero positive. RESULTS: The study revealed that 80% of the patients were in the productive age group. Majority were males. Majority of the patients had infiltrates on chest radiograph. Lower zone involvement was found to be common in these patients. Lung parenchymal involvement was more advanced in our group in spite of majority of patients being of sputum negative. CONCLUSIONS: In HIV seropositive patients, Pulmonary tuberculosis is characterized by uncommon presentations as shown by frequent lower lobe involvement, disassociation between sputum smear status and lung parenchymal involvement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2013 04:16
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2016 11:04

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