Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 2nd, 2003
"HIV markedly increases the risk of tuberculosis," scientists explained.
J. Nachega and colleagues at the University of Witwatersrand "implemented active tuberculosis case-finding in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission program in South Africa."
"Of 438 tuberculin-tested HIV-infected patients, 49% had a reaction greater than or equal to 5 mm induration," test results showed.
One-hundred and twenty patients "underwent further evaluation for active disease," according to the report. "The...
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