Tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients.



Mohammad H. Zew, Kamal Jauoda.

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Garyounis University, and Aljamahiriya hospital, Benghazi, Libya.

Libyan J Infect Dis. Vol. 1, No.2. July-2007:76-84


The resurgence of tuberculosis worldwide is largely linked to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic. Epidemiology data have demonstrated that HIV-infected individuals are more susceptible to myocobacterial disease, which may lead to an acceleration in the progression of HIV disease. Diagnosis of tuberculosis in patients infected with HIV is sometimes difficult because of atypical clinical and radiographic findings. In the present article we review the epidemiological interactions of HIV and tuberculosis and discuss clinical and radiological manifestations and treatment of tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients.

Keywords: AIDS; HIV infection; tuberculosis; coinfection.