[Secondary diseases in patients with HIV infection: 15-year follow-up].

Ter Arkh 2004 ;76(4):18-20

Aim: To analyse the results of a 15-year study of opportunistic diseases in AIDS patients.

Material And Methods: The spectrum of opportunistic diseases were made in AIDS patients in respect to clinical, laboratory and autopsy data for the periods: 1987-1992 (n = 27, 25 deaths--92.6%), 1993-1997 (n = 95, 58 deaths--61.8%), 1998-1999 (n = 70, 28 deaths--40%), 2000-2001 (n = 126, 31 deaths--24.6%), 2002 (n = 80, 32 deaths--40%).

Results: The spectrum of opportunistic diseases in AIDS patients was determined for the above time periods and causes underlying these diseases have been determined.

Conclusion: Among opportunistic diseases associated with HIV infections most prevalent were the following: tuberculosis, cytomegaloviral infections, cerebral toxoplasmosis. Leading modern trends were identified: increasing morbidity of AIDS, tuberculosis, new AIDS cases at late stages with severe opportunistic diseases (2/3 of deaths).

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September 2005
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