Disseminated Tuberculosis in An AIDS/HIV-Infected Patient

  • Zahra Abdi-Liae Department of Infectious Disease, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Pardis Moradnejad Mail Department of Infectious Disease, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Neda Alijani Department of Infectious Disease, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Hamide Khazraiyan Department of Infectious Disease, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Sedigeh Mansoori Department of Infectious Disease, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Naseh Mohammadi Department of Infectious Disease, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Disseminated tuberculosis, HIV-infection, Intravenous drug user

Abstract

Disseminated tuberculosis (TB) is commonly seen in HIV-infected patients and is major cause of death in these patients. In HIV-infected patients disseminated tuberculosis is frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. In this article we report a case of disseminated TB in a HIV-infected patient with a relatively long history of fever and other complaints without definite diagnosis. Diagnosis of disseminated TB was confirmed by bone marrow biopsy and polymerase chain reaction analysis (PCR) of the ascitic fluid. With anti-TB treatment signs and symptoms improved.

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Abdi-Liae Z, Moradnejad P, Alijani N, Khazraiyan H, Mansoori S, Mohammadi N. Disseminated Tuberculosis in An AIDS/HIV-Infected Patient. Acta Med Iran. 51(8):587-589.
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