Nwatu BC

Department of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla/University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Clinical and Laboratory Predictors of Articular Disorders Among HIV‑infected Patients Seen at Teaching Hospital Southeast Nigeria
    Author(s): Okwara CC*, Ozoh G and Nwatu BC

    Background: HIV infection may be associated with different arthropathies that are often underdiagnosed. There is also paucity of reported studies of relationship between clinical and laboratory features of HIV‑infected patients and articular disorders. Aims: To determine the predictors of articular disorders among HIV‑infected patients seen at tertiary hospital Nigeria. Subjects and Methods: Hospital‑based cross‑sectional descriptive study. Subjects were recruited from outpatient clinics of the study centers. Persons aged 16 years and above were recruited via stratified sampling method. Subjects with trauma, degenerative arthritis, malignancy, hepatitis B surface antigen and anti‑hepatitis C virus positivity or previously known to have pulmonary tuberculosis or rheumatological disorders were excluded. Pretest‑improved semi&ac.. Read More»

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