Cause of death among people with retroviral infection in rural Guinea-Bissau

Cooper, Maxwell, van der Loeff, Maarten Schim, McConkey, Samuel, Cooper, Sarah, Vincent, Tim and Whittle, Hilton (2010) Cause of death among people with retroviral infection in rural Guinea-Bissau. Tropical Doctor, 40 (3). pp. 181-183. ISSN 0049-4755

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HIV-2 and HTLV-1 infection are both associated with increased mortality, but the causes of death are not well known. Relatives of 84 deceased persons from a rural part of Guinea-Bissau were interviewed using a standardised verbal autopsy questionnaire in the context of a large longitudinal community cohort study. The results were reviewed by two doctors to conclude cause of death. A cause of death was agreed upon for 49/84 subjects. Nineteen of these 49 were infected with HIV-2 alone and 7 with both HIV-2 and HTLV-1. Among these, the main causes of death were pulmonary tuberculosis (n = 5), AIDS (n = 5), cerebrovascular accident (n = 5), sepsis (n = 3) and hepatocellular carcinoma (n = 2). Death associated with traditional HIV-related causes were implicated in 13/26 (50%) of those with HIV-2

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Division of Medical Education
Subjects: R Medicine
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Depositing User: Patricia Butler
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 10:58
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