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Post-partum TB incidence and mortality among HIV-infected women and their infants in Pune, India 2002-2005
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Background: In contrast with many other countries, isoniazid preventative therapy is not recommended in clinical care guidelines for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons with latent tuberculosis (TB) in India.
Methods: Seven hundred fifteen HIV-infected mothers and their infants were prospectively followed up for 1 year after delivery at a public hospital in Pune, India. Women were evaluated for active TB during regular clinic visits, and tuberculin skin tests were performed. World Health Organization definitions for confirmed, probable, and presumed TB were used. Poisson regression was performed to determine correlates of incident TB, and adjusted probabilities of mortality were calculated.
Gupta A, Nayak U, Ram M, Bhosale R, Patil S, Basavaraj A, Kakrani A, Philip S, Choi J, Sethi J, Sastry J, Bollinger RC. Post-partum TB incidence and mortality among HIV-infected women and their infants in Pune, India 2002-2005. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jul 15; 45:241-249. doi: 10.1086/518974.