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Tuberculosis and HIV Patient | Predictors for Mortality

Purpose:

To identify predictors of mortality for a patient coinfected with HIV and tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa based on the study of Mugusi et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

A15, B20

Description:

Mugusi et al identified predictors of mortality in patients coinfected with pulmonary tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Tanzania), Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of Munich.

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