Tuberculosis as an opportunistic disease in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus.

@article{Castro1995TuberculosisAA,
  title={Tuberculosis as an opportunistic disease in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus.},
  author={Kenneth G. Castro},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 Suppl 1},
  pages={S66-71}
}
Tuberculosis, a bacterial disease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, is becoming an increasingly common opportunistic disease in persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). M. tuberculosis is transmitted from person-to-person by airborne droplet nuclei. Persons who are exposed to these droplet nuclei in poorly ventilated environments are at risk of becoming infected with M. tuberculosis. HIV infection is probably the most significant risk factor associated with… CONTINUE READING
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