Care of HIV complications in patients receiving anti-tuberculosis treatment in hospitals in Malawi


Chimzizi, RB; Harries, AD; Hargreaves, NJ; Kwanjana, JH; Salaniponi, FM; (2001) Care of HIV complications in patients receiving anti-tuberculosis treatment in hospitals in Malawi. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease, 5 (10). pp. 979-81. ISSN 1027-3719

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Abstract

A cross-sectional study was carried out in all 43 hospitals in Malawi that register and treat tuberculosis (TB) patients to determine whether there is care and treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) complications in TB patients. Of 1,416 adults with TB, 861 (61%) had HIV complications, 627 (44%) patients had received no ward round, and of 1,142 patients who had been on anti-tuberculosis treatment for more than 7 days, 294 (26%) had not had a clinical review. Of patients with HIV complications, only 139 (16%) were receiving treatment. There is a lack of regular care and treatment for HIV complications in TB patients in Malawi.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Adult, Antitubercular Agents, Cross Infection, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, HIV, Humans, Malawi, Male, Middle Aged, Tuberculosis, AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, complications, drug therapy, Adult, Antitubercular Agents, therapeutic use, Cross Infection, drug therapy, etiology, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, HIV, drug effects, Humans, Malawi, epidemiology, Male, Middle Aged, Tuberculosis, drug therapy, etiology
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 11605895
Web of Science ID: 171336600016
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/8886

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