Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 9th, 1996
After a review of hospital discharge records, Dr. Bruce D. Agins, New York State Department of Health and colleagues found that "... patients coinfected with HIV and tuberculosis increased by 270 percent, rising from 1,573 in 1987 to 5,825 in 1992. This constitutes an increase from 19.8 to 49.1 percent of all discharges of patients with tuberculosis."
Changes noted in the characteristics of...
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