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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-line version ISSN 1678-9849

Abstract

BATISTA, Keila Zaniboni Siqueira et al. Influence of comorbidities on CD4+/CD8+ proportion in HIV-positive patients in Blumenau, State of Santa Catarina: a retrospective study. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2017, vol.50, n.5, pp.666-669. ISSN 0037-8682.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0523-2016.

INTRODUCTION:

The objective was to identify comorbidities related to HIV-positive patients in Blumenau, State of Santa Catarina.

METHODS:

A retrospective, descriptive observational design study which analyzed data from 424 patients assisted by the sexually transmitted disease/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (STD/AIDS) Specialized Care Service (SCS).

RESULTS:

Of 424 medical records analyzed, 388 patients presented CD4+/CD8+ ratios lower than 1. The most prevalent comorbidities were smoking, depression, alcoholism, and herpes zoster infection, in males and females.

CONCLUSIONS:

The most relevant comorbidity in both genders was herpes zoster, an important marker of immunity in patients. The lowest mean was observed among patients with neurotoxoplasmosis.

Keywords : HIV infection; Comorbidities; CD4+/CD8+ ratio..

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