Volume 13, Number 7—July 2007
Antiretroviral Therapy during Tuberculosis Treatment and Marked Reduction in Death Rate of HIV-Infected Patients, Thailand1
|Characteristic||Smear-positive (n = 120), no. (%)||Smear-negative (n = 107), no. (%)|
|Sputum culture performed||93/120 (78)||52/107 (49)|
|Culture positive for nontuberculous mycobacteria||2/93 (2)||0/52 (0)|
|Contaminated||5/93 (5)||6/52 (12)|
|Culture negative||21/93 (23)||43/52 (83)|
|Culture positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis||65/93 (70)||3/52 (6)|
|Multidrug-resistant TB||4/65 (6)||0/3 (0)|
|Previously treated||1/4 (25)||NA|
*TB, tuberculosis; NA, not available.
Data from this manuscript have been presented in part at the 36th UNION World Conference on Lung Health, Paris, October 2005, and the 15th Annual International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, July 2004.
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