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[ Article ] Causes of fevers and diagnostic strategies among the HIV patients hospitalized in the regional hospital of Comè (southern Benin) : the National Study.

Date de soumission: 24-02-2018
Année de Publication: 2015
Entité/Laboratoire Unité de Médécine Interne (UMI)
Document type : Article
Discipline(s) : Médécine Générale et interne
Titre Causes of fevers and diagnostic strategies among the HIV patients hospitalized in the regional hospital of Comè (southern Benin) : the National Study.
Auteurs Agbodande K.A., K.A., [1], Attinsounon C.A [2], Wanvoegbe F.A [3], Azon- Kouanou A., [4], Kpossou A.R. [5], Zannou D.M [6], Houngbe F [6],
Journal: Adv. Biomed. Pharma
Catégorie Journal: Internationale
Impact factor: 0
Volume Journal: 2
DOI: http://www.thescientificpub.com , http://dx.doi.org/10.19046/abp.v02i05.02
Resume Over the past decade, considerable progress has been achieved in expanding the access towards antiretroviral therapy (ART) in developing countries against AIDS, however Sub-Saharan Africa continues to record the highest number of deaths related to HIV. A cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study was conducted in the department of polyvalent medicine of the first referral hospital of Comè over a two-year-period, from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2013 to determine the cause of fever among the HIV patients. A total of 87 HIV infected patients were hospitalized during the study period. Among them, there were 60 cases of fever (69.0%). The mean age was 39.4 ± 11.3 years old and the sex ratio (M / F) was 0.94. Acute fever was recorded in 41.7% of cases and long term fever in 58.3% of cases. Infectious diseases like diarrhoea, pneumonia, oro - pharyngeal candidiasis, tuberculosis and cerebral toxoplasmosis were the main causes of fever in hospitalized HIV patients (96.3%).
Mots clés Causes of fevers and diagnostic strategies among the HIV patients hospitalized in the regional hospital of Comè (southern Benin) : the National Study.
Pages 211 - 218
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