Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in HIV infected persons.

@article{Akolo2010TreatmentOL,
  title={Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in HIV infected persons.},
  author={Christopher Akolo and Ifedayo M. O. Adetifa and Sasha Shepperd and Jimmy A Volmink},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={1},
  pages={
          CD000171
        }
}
BACKGROUND Individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are at an increased risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB). It is known that treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI), also referred to as TB preventive therapy or chemoprophylaxis, helps to prevent progression to active disease in HIV negative populations. However, the extent and magnitude of protection (if any) associated with preventive therapy in those infected with HIV should be quantified. This present study is… CONTINUE READING
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