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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100--103

Clinico-epidemiological study of HIV patients in Trivandrum

Dept. of Dermatology & Venereology, Medical College Hospitals, Trivandrum - 695 011, India

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S P Nair
Dept. of Dermatology & Venereology, Medical College Hospitals, Trivandrum - 695 011
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PMID: 17642847

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A retrospective descriptive study of 121 HIV patients in the Department was carried out. The male/female ratio was 2.3:1. The maximum number of patients were seen in age group 21 - 40(77.68%). Skilled workes constituted the maximum (13.2%). Sexual route was the commonest mode of transmission (78.5%). Cutaneous manifestations were present in 57% of patients, oral condidiasis being the commonest (16.5%). Pulmonary tuberculosis was the commonest systemic manifestation (13.2%). 37 patients (30.57%) had other STD's, syphilis being the commonest (12.39%). 22 patients had AIDS defining conditions.

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