TITLE

BACTERIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES COMPLIMENT THE CLINICAL AND CYTOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS IN HUMAN IMMUNO DEFICIENCY VIRUS INFECTED PERSONS

AUTHOR(S)
Srikantam, A.; Moorthy, K. V. K.; Gokhale, S.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jul2006, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and M. tuberculosis are two intracellular pathogens that interact with each other at both clinical and cellular levels. A known HIV positive case, presenting with vague pulmonary symptoms followed by bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy, is reported here. The condition was treated as asthma, based on lung symptoms. Cytology revealed acute purulent lymphadenitis. Only Z. N. staining and culture of sputum and lymphnode aspirate could diagnose tuberculosis. Patient responded well to the standard anti tuberculosis treatment.
ACCESSION #
22150606

 

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