HIV-related mortality among tuberculosis patients in The Netherlands, 1993-2001

C. H. Haar, F. G. J. Cobelens, N. A. Kalisvaart, P. J. H. J. van Gerven, J. J. van der Have

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Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in tuberculosis (TB) patients in The Netherlands during the period 1993-2001 was associated with an increased risk of death (adjusted odds ratio 4.71, P < 0.002). Age and sex-standardised mortality rates among HIV-infected TB patients decreased significantly over time, from 22.9% in 1993-1995 to 11.8% in 1999-2001 (P < 0.001). No such change was observed for HIV-negative patients. The decrease in mortality is likely due to the more widespread use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1038-1041
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume11
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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