Spondyloarthropathy and human immunodeficiency virus infection in Zambia.

  title={Spondyloarthropathy and human immunodeficiency virus infection in Zambia.},
  author={Panganani Njobvu and Paul E. McGill and H. Kerr and John E Jellis and J. O. M. Pobee},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={25 8},
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between spondyloarthropathy (SpA) and infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in black Zambians. METHODS Consecutive patients attending an arthritis clinic in a 30 month period were assessed clinically and tested for the presence of antibodies to HIV. HLA-B27 gene was investigated by polymerase chain reaction and T cell subsets were tested in selected subgroups. RESULTS Of 595 new attendees, 272 were diagnosed with SpA [130 reactive… CONTINUE READING
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