Screening for tuberculosis in adults with advanced HIV infection prior to preventive therapy.

  title={Screening for tuberculosis in adults with advanced HIV infection prior to preventive therapy.},
  author={Amin Mohammed and Rodney Ehrlich and Robin Wood and Francois J. Cilliers and Gary Maartens},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={8 6},
It is important to exclude tuberculosis prior to preventive therapy, but this can be difficult in patients with symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease. Patients with clinically advanced HIV disease were screened for active tuberculosis using a symptom questionnaire, measured weight loss, chest radiography, sputum microscopy and culture prior to receiving tuberculosis preventive therapy. Tuberculosis was diagnosed in 11 of 129 patients screened. A simple screening instrument of… CONTINUE READING

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