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When someone has both each disease speeds up the progress of the other. HIV infection and infection with TB bacteria are though completely different infections. Although if you live in a country with a high prevalence of TB such as India or South Africa this may have happened without you realizing it.
Tuberculosis TB continues to be a major global burden as one of the leading causes of death for communicable diseases, with 1. The presentation of TB disease in people living with HIV can make diagnosis difficult for clinicians, with some TB diagnosis occurring postmortem.
A previous study conducted in Zimbabwe characterized pediatric TB cases with and without HIV infection during — The study sample included 13, Of the 1, 9. Tuberculosis cases were diagnosed, in principle, following the WHO-recommended algorithms.
Patients negative for two acid-fast bacilli sputum smear AFBSS tests and those with signs and symptoms suggestive of TB were referred to the medical officer for chest X-ray and clinical diagnosis of TB as per the guidelines of the WHO.
The demographic data captured included gender and age. The data set was de-identified before the data analysis. To compare the characteristics of patients with and without HIV coinfection, we grouped the study patients by HIV status and then subgrouped the HIV-positive and -negative patients by demographics and other clinical characteristics. The study patients were classified as new or previously treated patients based on the WHO definitions.
To control for potential confounders, we next performed three multivariate logistic regressions to obtain adjusted odds ratios aORs , based on each of the three classification systems described earlier.
For the three models, model fit was assessed using the Pearson goodness-of-fit test, and the variance inflation factor for each model parameter was calculated to check for multicollinearity. Considering the possibility that the covariate effect on HIV infection might differ between patients with and without previous TB treatment, we also performed similar analysis using three multivariate logistic regression models stratified by treatment history new versus previously treated TB cases.
Of the 13, cases analyzed, 8, Male patients were the majority, 8, Patient age ranged from 0 to 97 years, with the median age being 35 interquartile range: 16 years. There were 12, The HIV-seropositive cases accounted for A majority Data on concurrent pulmonary and extra pulmonary involvement were not available. Demographic and clinical characteristics of 13, tuberculosis TB cases diagnosed in Harare, Zimbabwe, during — The disease classification 3 model indicated that patients with miliary TB aOR: 1.
However, the results of the stratified analyses for the previously treated group Supplemental Table 2 showed that because of the low frequency of the previously treated cases, especially in the miliary TB subcategory, the odds ratios could not be reliably estimated and that there might not be enough statistical power to study the differences between different disease types in the previously treated group.
This can have significant implications for families and society. For gender, we found the male-to-female M:F ratio of TB cases to be approximately 1. Previous studies have reported gender disparities in other countries 22 — 25 ; an increased risk for females was found in Nigeria 20 and Ghana.
Our analysis based on disease classification 3 has generated data useful for understanding these discrepancies in findings from different studies. This variation, along with the potential difference in the frequency of each specific form of EPTB or ETTB among different populations, may contribute to the discrepancies in findings from different studies that were conducted in different geographic regions of the world.
Patients without laboratory-confirmed TB diagnosed clinically were treated for TB. The differential distribution of demographic and clinical characteristics between cases included and excluded cases due to the lack of HIV infection diagnosis suggests a bias in the study sample Table 4. Given that it is the policy in Zimbabwe to test all TB cases for HIV infection, we believe that it is most likely that the HIV data missing in this study were at random i. In this scenario, based on the results in our main analysis, multivariate logistic regression should be unbiased.
Comparison of distribution of demographic and clinical characteristics between the study sample with HIV testing results and excluded cases without HIV testing results. Patient classification. Data analysis. Figure 1. Download Figure Download figure as PowerPoint slide. Figure 2. Supplemental tables. Medical center. Disease classification 2.
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Tuberculosis is a serious health threat, especially for people living with HIV. Without treatment, as with other opportunistic infections, HIV and TB can work together to shorten lifespan. If found to have TB infection, further tests are needed to rule out TB disease. The next step is to start treatment for latent TB infection or TB disease based on test results. Untreated latent TB infection can quickly progress to TB disease in people living with HIV since the immune system is already weakened.
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