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Survival-Based Severity Index of Turner et al for Patients with AIDS

Purpose:

To determine the illness severity of a patient with AIDS using the severity index of Turner et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

B20

Description:

Turner et al developed a severity index for patients with AIDS that correlated with survival before the introduction of HAART. It is based on the condition that defines the onset of AIDS and the severity of complications in the 3 months after the first diagnosis of an AIDS-defining condition. The authors are from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the New York State Department of Social Services

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