Increased risk of tuberculosis with human T-lymphotropic virus-1 infection: a case-control study.

@article{Marinho2005IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of tuberculosis with human T-lymphotropic virus-1 infection: a case-control study.},
  author={Jamocyr Moura Marinho and Bernardo Galv{\~a}o-Castro and Laura C. Rodrigues and Mauricio Lima Barreto},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={
          625-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether infection with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) increases the risk of tuberculosis. DESIGN A case-control study. SETTING City of Salvador, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS A total of 375 patients with tuberculosis (cases) and 378 individuals without tuberculosis (controls), matched by age and sex. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Tuberculosis of lung or lymph node. MAIN EXPOSURE Human HTLV-1 infection. RESULTS The prevalence of HTLV-1 infection was 4.27% (16/375… CONTINUE READING

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