Background/aim: This study was undertaken to identify subjects with human immunodeficiency virus and tuberculosis (HIV/TB) coinfection in a group of HIV-positive patients followed at five different healthcare centers, and to determine the demographic and clinical characteristics of these subjects as well as the predictors of mortality. Materials and methods: A database search for subjects with TB coinfection was performed among 1475 HIV-positive adult patients and a total of 66 individuals were identified with HIV/TB coinfection. Results: There were 66 patients (4.5%) with TB coinfection. Twenty-one percent (n = 14) of the patients with TB coinfection died during the study period and these patients had significantly lower baseline CD4 counts at the time of TB diagnosis (P = 0.005). None of the patients with CD4 count of ≥200 cells/mm3 died during follow-up and a low CD4 count at the time of TB diagnosis (
Human immunodeficiency virus, tuberculosis, coinfection, mortality
GÜMÜŞER, FATMA; ALTINKAYNAK, MERVE; SEVGİ, DİLEK YILDIZ; AYDIN, ÖZLEM ALTUNTAŞ; METE, BİLGÜL; GÜNDÜZ, ALPER; KARAOSMANOĞLU, HAYAT KUMBASAR; BOLUKÇU, SİBEL; TABAK, ÖMER FEHMİ; and VAHABOĞLU, MUSTAFA HALUK
"Human immunodeficiency virus and tuberculosis coinfection: clinical features and predictors of mortality,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 48:
3, Article 8.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol48/iss3/8