Basis for treatment of tuberculosis among HIV-infected patients in Tanzania: the role of chest x-ray and sputum culture

@article{Bakari2008BasisFT,
  title={Basis for treatment of tuberculosis among HIV-infected patients in Tanzania: the role of chest x-ray and sputum culture},
  author={Muhammad Bakari and Robert D. Arbeit and Lillian Mtei and Johnson Lyimo and Richard D Waddell and Mecky I. N. Matee and Bernard F. Cole and Susan Tvaroha and Charles Robert Horsburgh and Hanna Soini and Kisali Pallangyo and C. Fordham von Reyn},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={32 - 32}
}
BACKGROUND Active tuberculosis (TB) is common among HIV-infected persons living in tuberculosis endemic countries, and screening for tuberculosis (TB) is recommended routinely. We sought to determine the role of chest x-ray and sputum culture in the decision to treat for presumptive TB using active case finding in a large cohort of HIV-infected patients. METHODS Ambulatory HIV-positive subjects with CD4 counts > or = 200/mm3 entering a Phase III TB vaccine study in Tanzania were screened for… CONTINUE READING

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