Profile of Deaths in HIV Infected Patients: A 5 Year Retrospective Study from Western Maharashtra

Authors

  • Taware Ajay A
  • Punpale Satyanarayan B
  • Jadhao Vijay T
  • Tatiya Harish S
  • Bandgar Abhijit L
  • Vaidya Hemant V
  • Bhosale Ashwini A

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.3039

Keywords:

HIV-AIDS, deaths, prevalence, clinical profile, tuberculosis.

Abstract

This is a retrospective study of deaths in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients at Grant
Medical college and Sir JJ group of hospitals, Mumbai from July 2000 up to June 2005 to determine statistical
distribution with respect to age, sex and occupation , study clinical profile and causes of deaths among the
HIV positive cases. For this we analysed the clinical records and autopsy reports of total 11092 deaths
occurred during study period; out of these 1466 (13.2%) were HIV positive deaths. Out of those 1466 HIV,
maximum cases (54%) were in the age group 31-40 years; Males (78%) clearly outnumbered the female
population in the present study. Regarding occupation wise incidence, in 5% cases factory workers were
mainly affected. In the present study, clinically pulmonary tuberculosis was found in 40% cases, tuberculous
meningitis was found in 21% cases and pneumonia was found in the 15% cases. Pulmonary tuberculosis was
the immediate cause of death in 40% cases in the present study. Tuberculous meningitis and pneumonia were
also the common causes of death in the present study.

Author Biographies

Taware Ajay A

Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Punpale Satyanarayan B

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, SKNMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Jadhao Vijay T

Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Tatiya Harish S

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra,India

Bandgar Abhijit L

Assistant Professor, epartment of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra,
India

Vaidya Hemant V

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra,India

Bhosale Ashwini A

Postgraduate Student, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra,India

Published

2021-06-03

How to Cite

Ajay A, T. ., Satyanarayan B, P. ., Vijay T, J. ., Harish S, T. ., Abhijit L, B. ., Hemant V, V. ., & Ashwini A, B. . (2021). Profile of Deaths in HIV Infected Patients: A 5 Year Retrospective Study from Western Maharashtra. Medico Legal Update, 21(3), 518-522. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.3039

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