HIV-related mortality among tuberculosis patients in the Netherlands, 1993–2001 [Notes from the Field]
Abstract:Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in tuberculosis (TB) patients in the Netherlands during the period 1993–2001 was associated with an increased risk of death (adjusted odds ratio 4.71, P < 0.002). Age and sex-standardised mortality rates among HIV-infected TB patients decreased significantly over time, from 22.9% in 1993–1995 to 11.8% in 1999–2001 (P < 0.001). No such change was observed for HIV-negative patients. The decrease in mortality is likely due to the more widespread use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
Document Type: Short Communication
Affiliations: 1: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, the Netherlands; Municipal Health Service, Groningen, the Netherlands 2: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, the Netherlands; and Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 3: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, the Netherlands 4: Municipal Health Service, Groningen, the Netherlands
Publication date: September 1, 2007
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