Impact of HIV infection on tuberculosis.

  title={Impact of HIV infection on tuberculosis.},
  author={Alimuddin I. Zumla and Petr Maloň and Jillian T. Henderson and John M. Grange},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={76 895},
Tuberculosis is increasing in prevalence in many countries and is now the leading infectious cause of death world wide, being responsible for three million deaths annually. Infection with HIV, likewise increasing in prevalence, has emerged as the most important predisposing factor for developing overt tuberculosis in people co-infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Owing to the widespread geographical overlap of these two infections, it is estimated that in 1999, HIV related tuberculosis… CONTINUE READING
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