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Human herpesvirus type 8 in tuberculosis patients with effusion

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2015
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Title
Human herpesvirus type 8 in tuberculosis patients with effusion
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-1179-2
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Shih-Ming Tsao, Chun-Liang Lai, Ming-Nan Lin, Jen-Pi Tsai, Cheng-Chuan Su

Abstract

Many patients with tuberculosis (TB) are seropositive for human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8), and many patients with primary effusion lymphoma have high levels of HHV-8 DNA in their effusions. However, the status of HHV-8 in the effusions of patients with TB remains unclear. Blood samples were collected from 129 patients with pulmonary TB and 129 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Forty of the TB patients had pleural or peritoneal effusions, and 38 of these effusions were available. Both blood and effusion samples were analyzed for lymphocyte and monocyte counts and/or HHV-8 antibodies and DNA. TB patients with or without effusions had significantly greater HHV-8 seropositivity (p = 0.009) and titers of HHV-8 antibodies (p = 0.005) than healthy controls. The seropositivity and blood titers of HHV-8 antibodies were similar in TB patients with and without effusions. Among TB patients with effusions, similar percentages had seropositive plasma and seropositive effusions. Plasma samples of 6 TB patients, but none of the healthy controls, were positive for HHV-8 DNA (p = 0.03). TB patients with or without effusions had lower blood lymphocyte counts and higher blood monocyte counts than healthy controls (p < 0.0001 for both). TB patients with effusions had significantly lower blood lymphocyte counts than those without effusions (p = 0.035). HHV-8 had similar seroprevalence in TB patients with and without effusions. However, TB patients with effusions had lower blood lymphocyte counts than those without effusions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 10%
Unknown 9 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 20%
Student > Master 2 20%
Professor 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Chemical Engineering 1 10%
Arts and Humanities 1 10%
Other 2 20%
Unknown 2 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 November 2015.
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#782,344
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#293
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#38,106
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#19
of 163 outputs
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