Tuberculosis in homosexual men with HIV disease

Scand J Infect Dis. 1987;19(3):289-90. doi: 10.3109/00365548709018472.


In a 1-year period 4 cases of disseminated tuberculosis were seen among homosexual men with HIV infection. In 3 of the cases tuberculosis was the initial manifestation of defective cell mediated immunity. It is concluded that tuberculosis must be considered in any anti-HIV positive patient presenting with fever of unknown origin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Complex / diagnosis
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Adult
  • Homosexuality*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Lymph Node / diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis*