High prevalence of human herpesvirus type 8 infection in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Taiwan.

@article{Su2015HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of human herpesvirus type 8 infection in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Taiwan.},
  author={C-C Su and Ching Lung Lai and S-M Tsao and M-N Lin and T-C Hsieh and Jang-Jih Lu and T Y Chu},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={266.e5-7}
}
Blood samples were collected from 101 untreated pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients and 101 age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects. TB patients had lower lymphocyte and a higher monocyte counts than control subjects (p <0.0001 for both). The seropositive rate of human herpesvirus (HHV) type 8 antibody was higher in patients (30/101) than in control subjects (15/101) (p = 0.01). Antibody titres in patients also exceeded those in control subjects (p 0.006). Lymphocyte and monocyte counts… CONTINUE READING

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The seropositive rate of human herpesvirus ( HHV ) type 8 antibody was higher in patients ( 30/101 ) than in control subjects ( 15/101 ) ( p = 0.01 ) .
Blood samples were collected from 101 untreated pulmonary tuberculosis ( TB ) patients and 101 age- and sex - matched healthy control subjects .
Blood samples were collected from 101 untreated pulmonary tuberculosis ( TB ) patients and 101 age- and sex - matched healthy control subjects .
Blood samples were collected from 101 untreated pulmonary tuberculosis ( TB ) patients and 101 age- and sex - matched healthy control subjects .
Blood samples were collected from 101 untreated pulmonary tuberculosis ( TB ) patients and 101 age- and sex - matched healthy control subjects .
Blood samples were collected from 101 untreated pulmonary tuberculosis ( TB ) patients and 101 age- and sex - matched healthy control subjects .
The seropositive rate of human herpesvirus ( HHV ) type 8 antibody was higher in patients ( 30/101 ) than in control subjects ( 15/101 ) ( p = 0.01 ) .
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