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Culture-positive tuberculosis in human immunodeficiency virus type 1- infected children
Background. Adults infected by HIV have increased susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and progress more rapidly to disease. HIV and tuberculosis (TB) coinfection in children has been reported but often lacks ...
Management of children with tuberculosis admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit
Objectives. To review the incidence, clinical features, ventilatory support and outcome of children with tuberculosis (TB) admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in a region with an high incidence of TB. Materials ...
Decline in total serum IgE after treatment for tuberculosis
Background. Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis induces a type-1 immune response, whereas intestinal parasites elicit a type-2 response. Given that type-1 and type-2 responses inhibit each other, we investigated if ...
Transmission of a multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain resembling 'strain W' among noninstitutionalized, human immunodeficiency virus-seronegative patients
Since 1990, several outbreaks of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR- TB) have been described among institutionalized patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We describe a community MDR-TB outbreak ...