Triple trouble: The role of malnutrition in tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus co-infection

Monique Van Lettow, Wafaie W. Fawzi, Richard D. Semba

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Abstract

Worldwide, the number of individuals who are co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis is increasing greatly. The "triple trouble" of HIV and tuberculosis infection and malnutrition may put those infected at greater risk than those with any of the three conditions alone. Further investigation is needed to evaluate the prophylactic and therapeutic potential of nutritional interventions for co-infection with HIV and tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-90
Number of pages10
JournalNutrition reviews
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

Keywords

  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional interventions
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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