Chest radiography and beta-2-microglobulin levels in HIV-seronegative and HIV-seropositive African patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.

@article{Richter1994ChestRA,
  title={Chest radiography and beta-2-microglobulin levels in HIV-seronegative and HIV-seropositive African patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.},
  author={Clemens Richter and Kisali Pallangyo and B N Ndosi and H J Chum and Andrew Swai and Jing Shao},
  journal={Tropical and geographical medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={283-7}
}
To examine the relationship between radiographic features, serum beta-2-microglobulin (beta-2-M) levels, results of sputum-smear microscopy and outcome, we performed a retrospective study of 99 HIV-seropositive and 162 HIV-seronegative patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Radiographic features of primary TB were more common and features of postprimary TB less common in HIV-seropositive compared to seronegative patients (50% vs 31%, p < 0.002; and 40% vs 63%, p… CONTINUE READING