Title
Does hyponatremia have a value in the diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-1 infected patients in Cambodia? Does hyponatremia have a value in the diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-1 infected patients in Cambodia?
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Open infectious diseases journal
Volume/pages
1(2007) , p. 1-3
ISSN
1874-2793
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Hyponatremia is a frequent finding in hospitalised HIV-patients. The diagnosis of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is difficult in resource-limited settings, causing delays in treatment. In this cross-sectional study based on hospital chart review in a charity hospital in Cambodia we found that hyponatremia (serum sodium < 134 meq/L) was significantly associated with a diagnosis of EPTB in HIV-positive adults. Our findings suggest that hyponatremia in patients with advanced stage of HIV disease should trigger a diagnostic work-up for EPTB.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/0d5e80/ad70e7b5.pdf
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