Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 10th, 2004
"During 1999 to 2000," scientists in the United States "identified HIV-infected persons with new episodes of tuberculosis (TB) at 10 hospitals in Lima, Peru, and a random sample of other Lima residents with TB."
"Multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB was documented in 35 (43%) of 81 HIV-positive patients and 38 (3.9%) of 965 patients who were HIV-negative or of unknown HIV status (p < 0.001)," reported P.E. Campos and coauthors at the University of Washington.
"HIV-positive patients with MDR-TB were concentrated at three hospitals that treat the greatest numbers...
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