Microalbuminuria in HIV and AIDS Patients

Ramesh, C (2006) Microalbuminuria in HIV and AIDS Patients. Masters thesis, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.


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The present study was aimed to study the microalbuminuria level in HIV seropositive patients, and also to find out its association with CD4 counts. With rigid criteria 60 HIV seropositive cases and 20 controls were selected. The controls were matched for age and sex compared to cases. There were 31 males and 29 females in the case group and 10 males and 10 females in control group. This study projects high prevalence of microalbuminuria (26.6%) in HIV and AIDS patients. The mean microalbuminuria value was 31.14mg/day (SD34.34) among the cases and 2.93 mg/day (SD 2.68) among the controls. This study showed the urinary albumin/creatinine ratio was 26.6% in HIV and AIDS patients. The mean albumin/creatinine ratio is 39.6 mg/g in cases and 10.14 mg/g in controls. In our study overt proteinuria present in 11.6% of HIV seropositive patients. Microalbuminuria levels were specifically co related with CD4 counts. In this study noted 14 patients out of 16 microalbuminuria cases found to have CD4 count <200/mm3. The present study revealed abnormalities of Sr.creatinine in 8 patients, of which 7 patients were found to have CD4 count <200/mm3. Therefore urinary screening for microalbuminuria in HIV and AIDS patients may help to identify renal involvement and to minimize the renal complication by early intervention and avoidance of nephro toxic drugs in management.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microalbuminuria ; HIV and AIDS Patients.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 02:50
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 02:50
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/6217

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