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BESSE DIAZ, Reinier et al. Clinical and epidemiological features in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome  from Santiago de Cuba  province. MEDISAN [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.3, pp.264-270. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive, cross-sectional and retrospective study of 60 adult patients with diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, admitted in the Internal Medicine Service (clinical Immunology room) of "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso"  Teaching General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba was carried out in the period 2014-2016, in order to characterize them according to some clinical and epidemiological variables selected for it.  Among the main results there were the prevalence of the male sex (63,3 %), age group 35-44 years (36,7 %) and a clinical course of the disease from 1 to 4 years (41,7 %). Likewise, it could be concluded that the opportunistic diseases, as the oropharyngeal candidiasis and neurotoxoplasmosis (with 25 and 4 patients, respectively) presented a significant clinical importance in the clinical course of the patients affected

Keywords : acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; opportunistic infections related with  AIDS; signs and symptoms; secondary health care.

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