Patients may present with pathology that is not directly related to their primary complaint.
The possibility of the presence of an infecting agent may not be considered and precautions that should be taken may be inappropriately forsaken.
A multispeciality study is being undertaken at the University of Zambia to assess the influence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on the presentation, treatment and outcome of surgical pathology.
This study examines the HIV status of 100 patients presenting through the Accident Department with long bone fractures.
Assessment using the World Health Organization (WHO) cliniral staging system for HIV disease has been compared with the patient's response to the potential immunological challenge and HIV serological status.
Mots-clés Pascal : Zambie, Afrique, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Séropositivité, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Corrélation, Symptomatologie, Etude statistique, Service hospitalier, Chirurgie orthopédique, Homme, Traumatisme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Zambia, Africa, Incidence, Epidemiology, Seropositivity, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Correlation, Symptomatology, Statistical study, Hospital ward, Orthopedic surgery, Human, Trauma, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0494626
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199501.