TB-HIV Co-infections

TB and HIV co-infection is that where people have both, either latent or active TB disease and also HIV infection. In addition to HIV infection is speeding up the progress from latent TB infection to active TB disease, in accordance TB bacteria also enhance the progression of HIV infection. Than many other opportunistic infections, TB occurs earlier in the course of HIV infection. In co-infected individuals, the risk of death is also twice that of HIV infected individuals without TB, even when antiretroviral therapy and CD4 cell count are taken into account. The provision of anti TB drug therapy and HIV antiretroviral treatment at the same time involves a number of potential difficulties including: A high pill burden, Drug – drug interactions, Cumulative drug toxicities.

TB and Diabetes co-infection: Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to numerous complications, including neuropathy, vascular disease, and increased susceptibility to infection. Diabetes may also lead to increased susceptibility to the disease via multiple mechanisms that are caused by M. tuberculosis.

There are even other co-infections with Tuberculosis such as malaria, Typhoid fever, Dengue, hepatitis.

 
  • TB and HIV co-infection
  • TB and malaria co-infection
  • TB and Typhoid fever co-infection
  • TB and Dengue co-infection
  • TB and hepatitis co-infection

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