Spectrum Of Opportunistic Infections In Aids Cases In A Tertiary Care Hospital In Nepal

Authors

  • Hari Shanker Joshi
  • Rabindranath Das
  • Arun Kumar Agnihotri
  • Sonu H Subba
  • Ramnesh Murthy
  • S B Dabral

Abstract

A retrospective study was carried out, 404 clinically suspected cases attending AIDS clinic at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal to assess an occurance of opportunistic infections in AIDS cases. Study reveals that Tuberculosis (60%), Cryptospridiosis (13.33%) and candidasis (11.11%) are the predominant opportunistic infection in HIV/AIDS patients in the Pokharo village. Next common pathogen was found an ubiquitous yeast. Candida obtained from skin, oral cavity, oesophagus, sputum and stool. The least common documented documented infection was pneumocystis carini pneumonia (2.22%).

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2004-12-31

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Joshi HS, Das R, Agnihotri AK, Subba SH, Murthy R, Dabral SB. Spectrum Of Opportunistic Infections In Aids Cases In A Tertiary Care Hospital In Nepal. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2004 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 May 20];16(2):35-41. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/97

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