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Free Content Dual infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in HIV-seropositive patients with community acquired pneumonia

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Abstract:

Pulmonary infections with more than one organism are common in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive patients. We describe nine cases of dual infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in HIV-seropositive patients presenting with community acquired pneumonia (CAP). It is important to exclude pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-seropositive patients with CAP who fail to respond appropriately to initial antibiotic therapy, even if another etiological pathogen has been found.

Keywords: HIV; TB; pneumococcal; pneumonia

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Johannesburg Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Sloane Park, Gauteng, South Africa

Publication date: December 1, 2003

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  • The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease publishes articles on all aspects of lung health, including public health-related issues such as training programmes, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, epidemiology, intervention studies and health systems research. The IJTLD is dedicated to the continuing education of physicians and health personnel and the dissemination of information on tuberculosis and lung health world-wide.

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