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dc.contributor.authorOngulo, B. A.
dc.contributor.authorOburra, H. O.
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-20T11:40:34Z
dc.date.available2014-01-20T11:40:34Z
dc.date.issued2010-09
dc.identifier.citationEast African Medical Journal Vol 87, No 9 (2010)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0012 835x
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8717
dc.descriptionDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314%2Feamj.v87i9.en_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To determine the prevalence and type of hearing disorders in HIV positive patients not on anti - retroviral drugs (ARVs) and correlate this with the world health Organization (WHO) stage of HIV disease and CD4 positive cell counts. Design: Case control study. Setting: comprehensive care clinic (CCC) and voluntary counseling and testing centre at Kenyatta National Hospital. Subjects: One hundread and ninety four HIV positive patients attending CCC and 124 HIV negative subjects recruited from voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) centre. Results: Hearing loss (HL) was present in 33.5% of HIV positive compared to 8.1% in negative subjects. No gender bias in HL Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) was the most common and the frequencies most ‘affected were four and eight kHz Conclusion: Hearing loss is more prevalent in HIV positive individuals not on anti - retroviral drugs than negative normal subjects. Low CD4 cell count and advanced HIV diseases were associated with increased chance of having a hearing loss. Otological care should be part of the comprehensive care of HIV positive patients.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEast African Medical Journalen_US
dc.titleHearing disorders in HIV positive adult patients not on anti-retroviral drugs at Kenyatta National Hospitalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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