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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 686-689
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.084


Study of Opportunistic Infections in HIV Seropositive Patients in Tertiary Care Hospital, Maharashtra, India
Virendra S. Kolhe1* and Sanjay R. More2
1Department of Microbiology, GMC, Chandrapur, India
2Department of Microbiology, SRTM Medical College, Ambejogai, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the most significant emerging infectious pathogen of the 20th Century. The progressive destruction of the immune system by chronic HIV infection leading to progressive fall in level of CD4 cells is responsible for the occurrence of infections by opportunistic micro-organisms. The pattern of Opportunistic infection in people living with HIV/AIDS attending CC was studied. Detailed history taking, clinical examination and laboratory tests were carried out in 480 patients, Male-162 (51.60%) and Female 152 (48.40%). Out of 480 patients 314 (65.41%) were affected by opportunistic infections and commonly observed were diarrhea (22.92%), acute respiratory infections (22.61%), candidiasis (19.10%), pulmonary tuberculosis (18.47%), pyoderma (3.18%), penicilliosis (0.6%) and herpes zoster (0.6%). Finding points to be importance of early diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections in order to improve quality and expectations of life.


Keywords: HIV-Seropositive, Opportunistic infections, CD4 Cells count.
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Virendra S. Kolhe and Sanjay R. More. 2017. Study of Opportunistic Infections in HIV Seropositive Patients in Tertiary Care Hospital, Maharashtra, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 686-689. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.084