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Background: Causes of death related studiesin HIV infected population are necessary to devise disease specific preventiveinterventions at both state and national level HIV programs. This studyexamines the causes of death among HIV-infected individuals registered atselected Anti-Retroviral Therapy ART centers in the era of treatment innorth-eastern India. Data and Methods: A retrospective chart review of causesof death was undertaken among HIV-infected patients who were treated betweenJanuary 2006 and November 2012 at three selected ART centers in Assam, anorth-eastern state of India. Reported causes of death were coded as per theguidelines of the International Classification of Diseases ICD-10 todetermine the deaths to standard definitions. Results: Among 5612 HIV-infectedpatients registered over a period of 71 months, 370 deaths have occurred.Tuberculosis 28% was the leading cause of death followed by death due to AIDSrelated complex 11%, wasting syndrome and multiple infections 9% each.Deaths due to selected causes were significantly associated with patient’s useof alcohol, WHO clinical stage, CD4 count at the time of diagnosis, presence ofopportunistic infections during treatment and ART adherence. Median survivalduration was shortest among patients who had CD4 count



Autor: Chiranjeev Bhattacharjya1, Damodar Sahu2*, Sangram Kishor Patel3, Niranjan Saggurti3, Arvind Pandey2

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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