The prevalence of seropositivity for human immunodeficiency virus in patients who have severe trauma.
Patients who have severe trauma have been reported to have a substantially increased rate of seropositivity for human immunodeficiency virus when compared with the general population.
We reviewed the records of 1226 consecutive Code-3 trauma patients who were treated at our institution in San Antonio, Texas, between 1987 and 1989.
All of the patients had serum drawn to be tested for the human immunodeficiency virus.
In contrast with previously published studies, only 0.8 per cent of these trauma patients were seropositive.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Séropositivité, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Homme, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Traumatisme, Grave
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Seropositivity, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Human, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Trauma, Severe
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