Tuberculosis and TB/HIV Interactions

Beata Casanas, MD
Monday, November 10, 2014
Category: HIV/AIDS, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Infections

Dr. Beata Casanas presents an update on the epidemiology, stages, diagnosis, and management of tuberculosis. While the absolute number of TB cases has decreased, the rate of decrease has slowed. Dr. Casanas also touches on considerations required for multi-drug resistant TB. She discusses different diagnostic tests, including PPD, sputum studies, and interferon-gamma release assays, and the differences between active and latent TB. She also discusses TB co-infection in HIV-infected patients, as both infections independently accelerate the progression of the other.

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