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New HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Federal University




 



2014 FEB 10 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Opportunistic Infections. According to news reporting originating from Recife, Brazil, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The study describes the main chest radiographic changes in people living with HIV/AIDS and pulmonary tuberculosis, confirmed by sputum culture. This was a descriptive study involving a total of 42 sputum tests from 42 people living with HIV/AIDS and a clinical suspicion of pulmonary tuberculosis."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Federal University, "All patients attended two referral hospitals in Recife-PE, Brazil, between August 2009 and January 2012. The most common isolated radiological change was parenchymal consolidation, encountered in six (14.3%) patients, followed by patterns of interstitial infiltrate, diffuse micronodular (miliary), and an association between interstitial infiltrate and parenchymal consolidation, each being encountered in five (11.9%) patients."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "No statistically significant difference was observed between the radiological findings and CD4 T-cell counts, p=0.680."

For more information on this research see: Chest radiographic findings in patients with HIV/AIDS and pulmonary tuberculosis. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 2013;24(12):951-956. International Journal of STD & AIDS can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd, 1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, England (see also Opportunistic Infections).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.M.M. de Albuquerque, Univ Fed Pernambuco UFPE, Clin Hosp, Recife, PE, Brazil. Additional authors for this research include A. Lima, A. Silva, E.S. de Albuquerque, A.R. Falbo and V. Magalhaes.

Keywords for this news article include: Recife, Brazil, HIV/AIDS, RNA Viruses, Retroviridae, South America, HIV Infections, Vertebrate Viruses, Primate Lentiviruses, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium Infections, Opportunistic Infections, Actinomycetales Infections, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections

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