Crabtree-Ramírez B, Jenkins C, Jayathilake K, Carriquiry G, Veloso V, Padgett D, Gotuzzo E, Cortes C, Mejia F, McGowan CC, Duda S, Shepherd BE, Sterling TR. HIV-related tuberculosis: mortality risk in persons without vs. with culture-confirmed disease. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2019 Mar 1;23(23). 306-314. PMID: 30871661 [PubMed]
Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive persons is difficult, particularly in resource-limited settings. The relationship between TB culture status and mortality in HIV-positive persons treated for TB is unclear.