Tuberculosis complicating hepatitis C treatment in HIV-infected patients.


Journal Article

Tuberculosis characteristics and incidence were assessed among patients with concurrent human immunodeficiency virus infection and chronic hepatitis C virus infection who were receiving interferon-based therapy at 3 hospitals in Spain. Four of 570 patients (0.7 cases per 100 person-years; 95% confidence interval, 0.19-1.78 cases per 100 person-years) received a diagnosis of tuberculosis; all of them presented with a decrease in CD4+ cell count before diagnosis, and 3 of them received a delayed diagnosis. After tuberculosis treatment, all patients were cured.

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Cited Authors

  • Pérez-Elías, MJ; García-San Miguel, L; González García, J; Montes Ramírez, ML; Muriel, A; Machín-Lázaro, JM; Martínez-Baltanás, A; Zamora, F; Moreno, A; Martín-Dávila, P; Quereda, C; Gómez-Mampaso, E; Moreno, S

Published Date

  • April 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 8

Start / End Page

  • e82 - e85

PubMed ID

  • 19275500

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19275500

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1058-4838

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/597503


  • eng