TITLE

Subclinical Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Patients: Another Challenge for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in High-Burden Countries?

AUTHOR(S)
Cohn, David L.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/15/2005, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p1508
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on subclinical tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients. Tuberculosis has been recognized as a major opportunistic infection in patients with HIV infection/AIDS. The problem is compounded even more in developing countries where rates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV coinfection are high and the resources and facilities for both radiographic and microbiologic diagnoses are often limited or nonexistent. The article presents a potential new challenge for the diagnosis of subtle tuberculosis in asymptomatic patients, and it may have implications with regard to treatment decisions.
ACCESSION #
16793637

 

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