Publication
Title
Does hyponatremia have a value in the diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-1 infected patients in Cambodia?
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Open infectious diseases journal
Publication
2007
ISSN
1874-2793
Volume/pages
1(2007), p. 1-3
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 23.12.2015
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