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  1. A clinical and pathological comparison of the WHO and CDC case definitions for AIDS in Kinshasa, Zaïre : is passive surveillance valid ?

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    To compare the specificity of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) case definitions for AIDS in autopsy cases from Zaire.

    Setting

    Mama Yemo Hospital and University Hospital morgues in Kinshasa, and Karawa Hospital in Equateur Region, Zaire.

    Methods

    Autopsy cases with a clinical diagnosis of AIDS on the death certificate or chart were studied.

    Evaluation included post-mortem HIV-1 serology, chart review for specific AIDS-related symptoms and signs, and application of WHO and CDC case criteria to the clinical and autopsy diagnoses.

    Results

    Of the 68 diagnosed AIDS cases, 98% fulfilled WHO criteria for AIDS and 93% fulfilled both WHO and CDC criteria.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Définition, Certificat décès, Homme, Virus HIV1, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, OMS, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Diagnostic, Autopsie, Sérologie, Surveillance sanitaire, Anatomopathologie, Exploration, Centre CDC, Zaïre, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Definition, Death certificate, Human, HIV-1 virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, WHO, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Diagnosis, Autopsy, Serology, Sanitary surveillance, Pathology, Exploration, Zaire, Africa

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0641412

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.