Stroke Outcomes in Malawi, a Country with High Prevalence of HIV: A Prospective Follow-Up Study

@inproceedings{Heikinheimo2012StrokeOI,
  title={Stroke Outcomes in Malawi, a Country with High Prevalence of HIV: A Prospective Follow-Up Study},
  author={Terttu Heikinheimo and Daniel Chimbayo and Johnstone J. Kumwenda and Samuel D. Kampondeni and Theresa J. Allain},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Stroke contributes significantly to disability and mortality in developing countries yet little is known about the determinants of stroke outcomes in such countries. 12% of Malawian adults have HIV/AIDS. It is not known whether having HIV-infection alters the outcome of stroke. The aim of this study was to document the functional outcome and mortality at 1 year of first-ever acute stroke in Malawi. Also to find out if the baseline variables, including HIV-infection, affect the… CONTINUE READING
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