Preventive Therapy for Tuberculosis in HIV Infected Individuals

Swaminathan, Soumya (2005) Preventive Therapy for Tuberculosis in HIV Infected Individuals. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Round Table Conference. Round Table Conference Series - HIV and Tuberculosis: Co-infection (15). [error in script], Gurgaon, Haryana, India, pp. 103-115.

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The HIV pandemic has had a major impact on the epidemiological dynamics of tuberculosis. In countries with a severe HIV epidemic, there has been a dramatic rise in the notification rates for tuberculosis (TB). The results of various studies1,2,3 have documented that persons co infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV have a 5.8% annual risk and a 30% or greater life time risk of developing active TB, The mechanisms include reactivation of latent infection; rapid progression of primary infection3 or reinfection with Mycobacterium tubercuiosis.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Tuberculosis > HIV - Basic Science
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2013 06:11
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 08:57

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