ARTHUR E. PITCHENIK, M.D.; CLIFFORD COLE, M.D., M.P.H.; BERTRAND W. RUSSELL, B.S.; MARGARET A. FISCHL, M.D.; THOMAS J. SPIRA, M.D.; DIXIE E. SNIDER Jr., M.D.
To study the association between mycobacterial disease and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, we reviewed the records of all cases of tuberculosis and all cases of the syndrome reported in Dade County, Florida, from January 1980 through June 1983. Tuberculosis was diagnosed in 27 of 45 Haitians with the syndrome, but in only 1 of 37 non-Haitians with the syndrome (p < 0.001). Among the 27 Haitians with the syndrome and tuberculosis, 19 had extrapulmonary tuberculosis, whereas among 286 Haitian patients with tuberculosis without the syndrome, only 56 had extrapulmonary tuberculosis (p < 0.001). Tuberculosis preceded the syndrome by 1 to
PITCHENIK AE, COLE C, RUSSELL BW, FISCHL MA, SPIRA TJ, SNIDER DE. Tuberculosis, Atypical Mycobacteriosis, and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Among Haitian and Non-Haitian Patients in South Florida. Ann Intern Med. ;101:641–645. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-5-641
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(5):641-645.
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