HIV and TB co-infection in children

  • Shawn Zeelie Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital

Abstract

The epidemiology of tuberculosis is adversely impacted by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection. HIV-infected patients are more prone to opportunistic infections, most commonly tuberculosis, and the risk of death in co-infected patients is higher than in those without HIV due to the impaired cellular immunity and reduced immunological response in HIV-infected patients.

Author Biography

Shawn Zeelie, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital, South Africa

Published
2021-12-09
Section
Forum