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Algorithm of Cain et al for Identifying the Risk of Concurrent Tuberculosis in a Patient Being Started on Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Disease

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Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology

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Tuberculosis can be a serious disease for a patient with advanced HIV disease. Cain et al developed an algorithm for screening an HIV patient for the risk of tuberculosis prior to starting antiretroviral therapy. The authors are from multiple institutions in the United States, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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