Characteristics of pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV seropositive and seronegative patients in a Northeastern region of Brazil.

@article{Liberato2004CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV seropositive and seronegative patients in a Northeastern region of Brazil.},
  author={Isabella Ramos de Oliveira Liberato and Maria de F{\'a}tima Pessoa Milit{\~a}o de Albuquerque and Ant{\^o}nio Roberto Leite Campelo and Helo{\'i}sa Ramos Lacerda de Melo},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2004},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={46-50}
}
The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical, epidemiological and bacteriological features present in 60 pulmonary tuberculosis patients who were also infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to compare these with 120 TB patients who were not infected with HIV. The patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and HIV coinfection were mostly male (p = 0.001), showed a higher frequency of weight loss >10 kilos (p <0.001), had a higher rate of non-reaction result to the tuberculin skin… CONTINUE READING