Tuberculosis and HIV Infection

William W. Stead, John P. Lofgren, Giovanni di Perri, Sandro Vento, Mario Cruciani, Rocco Micciolo, Ercole Concia, Dante Bassetti, P. J. Cathébras, Charles M. Nolan, Gary M. Goldbaum, Robert W. Wood, Peter F. Barnes, Alan B. Bloch, Paul T. Davidson, Dixie E. Snider

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To the Editor: In their excellent article on tuberculosis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (June 6 issue), Barnes et al.1 mention but do not emphasize a point that adds greatly to the urgency of controlling the spread of tuberculosis to HIV-infected persons: the manner in which HIV infection accelerates the development of tuberculosis when tuberculin-negative HIV-infected persons are infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.2 That HIV infection can cause a dormant tuberculosis infection to become active is widely known,3 but that it can accelerate the course of a new infection is not. In 1989 Di Perri et al.2 reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1882-1884
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - Dec 26 1991

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