Abstract:Objective: To describe the demographic characteristics of HIV patients with meningitis.
Study Design: Cross-sectional, observational.
Methods: We studied the age, sex, occupation and etiological profile of meningitis in 116 people living with HIV from a tertiary care hospital in India over a period of four years. Results: Fifty four percent of the patients were young adults [<35 years]. They were overwhelmingly of the male sex [70.4%] and were more commonly employed in performing manual labour [71.4%] occupations for daily living. Tuberculous [82.6%] meningitis was the most common aetiology.
Conclusion: A focused clinical approach and public health program targeting this particular population at risk is much-needed.
Veeramma Uppala, Amalakanti Sridhar, Krishna Sagar Gajula, Jyothi Jillella. High percentage of young men with meningitis in HIV positive patients: A tertiary hospital study from South India. Int J Adv Res Med 2021;3(1):556-560. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i1i.277