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SILVA REYES, Ilena et al. Clinical and epidemiological aspects in patients with coinfection due to aids and tuberculosis in Santiago de Cuba province. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.10, pp.2267-2275. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and retrospective study of the 15 patients with coinfection due to AIDS and tuberculosis in Santiago de Cuba province was carried out in the period of January, 2004 to December, 2013, in order to characterize them according to some clinical-epidemiological variables: age, sex, sexual behavior, clinical and radiological features of tuberculosis, CD4 count, sputum microbiological tests, immunological tests and clinical course. In the series the total of bisexual and homosexual men, the tuberculosis diagnosis after 6 months of completing the chemoprophylaxis, with higher incidence in the pulmonary type of the disease, the X rays with base infiltrates, the CD4 count under 200 cells/mm3, the direct sputum and negative culture, besides the non-reactive Mantoux test. Most of the affected patients had a favorable clinical course and they were discharged when concluding the treatment and were cured of tuberculosis

Keywords : viral coinfection; human immunodeficiency virus/aids; tuberculosis.

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