n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Evaluation of fever of unknown origin before starting antiretroviral therapy : case study

Volume 2006, Issue 23
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Extracted from text ... 45 A 34-year-old woman tested HIV-positive in December 2005, and was referred to a specialist HIV unit in mid-January 2006. She had presented to her general practitioner with oesophageal candidiasis and a history of a cough and occasional loose stools since November 2005, with an 8 kg weight loss over the past 6 months. She had no history of other opportunistic infections or HIV-related conditions. On examination her temperature was 38.5?C and she had sinus tachycardia. Wasting, pallor and severe oral thrush were noted. There was no lymphadenopathy, hepatomegaly or splenomegaly, and the findings on respiratory examination were normal. The ..

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