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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


CAPOTE PEREIRA, Lázaro et al. HIV-CHV virus coinfection and its immunological-clinical course. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2010, vol.39, n.3-4, pp.178-191. ISSN 0138-6557.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the immunological-clinical course of HIV-CHV coinfected patients, seen in the "Pedro Kourí" Tropical Medicine Institute between 2002-2006 years. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted including 170 patients: 40 coinfected with HIV-CHV virus (exposed) and 130 infected by HIV virus (no exposed). RESULTS: The mean age was of 33,4 years (34,1 years in exposed patients and 33,4 in those no exposed). There was predominance of white male sex (143: 84,1% and dd94: 55,3%, respectively. The glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase (GOT), glutamic-pyruvic (GPT) and lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) levels were higher in coinfected patients (p < 0,05) than those monoinfected. The mean time of HIV diagnosis was significantly related to the C hepatitis virus (CHV) and t AIDS. There were less cases with a CD4+ count under 200 cel/mm3 in those exposed that in those no exposed and there were not significant differences when were compared with the groups according to the DC4+ over 200 cel/mm3. Also, there were not marked differences among the mean values of CD43 according to the HIV diagnosis time among both groups of patients. CONCLUSIONS: The tissue damage reflected by an increase of transaminase levels (GOT and PGT) and of lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) is higher in the C hepatitis virus and the coinfection by CHV it is neither related to the great immunologic deterioration nor an increase of AIDS frequency.

Keywords : Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); hepatitis C virus (HCV); HIV-HCV coinfection.

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