HIV-associated Tuberculosis: Clinical Case

S.S. Sleptsova¹*, N.A. Gulyaeva¹, P.S. Dyachkovskaya¹, V.K. Semenova¹, M.V. Egorova¹, L.I. Petrova¹, G.A. Krichko¹, M.N. Andreev¹, N.N. Sofronova², M.K. Vinokurova³, O.E. Dogorova³

¹M. K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk; ²PKZ SPID I IZ, Perm; ³Yakut NPZ “Ftiziatriia”, Yakutsk; the Russian Federation

*Corresponding author: Snegana S. Sleptsova, PhD, ScD.  M. K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University. Yakutsk, the Sakha Republic, Russia.  E-mail:

Published: September 16, 2017.  doi: 10.21103/Article7(3)_CR2


This case report presents a 35-year-old female who presented with HIV-associated multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Resistant tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients with immunodeficiency is extremely difficult for effective treatment. Nevertheless, our clinical case showed that the cure of tuberculosis is possible in the late stages of HIV infection with the correct choice of treatment tactics, taking into account the resistance of MBT with the subsequent use of antiretroviral therapy. The progression of HIV infection, against the background of the effective antituberculous therapy, was associated with the patient's refusal to treat the underlying disease.

human immunodeficiency virus ● multidrug-resistant tuberculosis ● antiretroviral therapy ● antituberculous therapy

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