Mortality related to Chagas disease and HIV/AIDS coinfection in Brazil

Martins-Melo, Francisco Rogerlandio, Ramos Jr, Alberto Novaes, Alencar, Carlos Henrique, and Heukelbach, Jorg (2012) Mortality related to Chagas disease and HIV/AIDS coinfection in Brazil. Journal of Tropical Medicine, 2012. 534649. pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Chagas disease in patients with HIV infection represents a potentially serious event with high case fatality rates. This study describes epidemiological and clinical aspects of deaths related to Chagas disease and HIV/AIDS coinfection in Brazil, 1999–2007. We performed a descriptive study based on mortality data from the nationwide Mortality Information System. Of a total of about 9 million deaths, Chagas disease and HIV/AIDS were mentioned in the same death certificate in 74 cases. AIDS was an underlying cause in 77.0% (57) and Chagas disease in 17.6% (13). Males (51.4%), white skin color (50%), age group 40–49 years (29.7%), and residents in the Southeast region (75.7%) were most common. Mean age at death was significantly lower in the coinfected (47.1 years [SD ± 14.6]), as compared to Chagas disease deaths (64.1 years [SD ± 14.7],

Item ID: 26274
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1687-9694
Keywords: Chagas disease, mortality, brazil, HIV/AIDS
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 01:24
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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