Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis among children at an HIV care Program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Lisa V. Adams, Thomas McQuillan, Helga E. Naburi, Goodluck Lyatuu, Matthew M. Ippolito, Andrew Saunders, Anna Kiravu, Paul Palumbo, C. Fordham Von Reyn

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Abstract

Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis is challenging in children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We describe the clinical features, diagnostic testing results, tuberculosis and HIV treatment and clinical outcomes of 57 HIV-infected children diagnosed with tuberculosis at the DarDar Pediatric Program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In this cohort, tuberculosis was common, microbiologic studies were frequently negative and mortality was high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1234-1236
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Pediatric
  • Tanzania
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Adams, L. V., McQuillan, T., Naburi, H. E., Lyatuu, G., Ippolito, M. M., Saunders, A., Kiravu, A., Palumbo, P., & Von Reyn, C. F. (2014). Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis among children at an HIV care Program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33(12), 1234-1236. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000452