HIV infection in an orthopaedic unit

O. Masbah, M. Ali Noor, Ya Mohamad Hassan Shukur

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75 patients who were admitted to the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, over a period of 2.5 months, were investigated for HIV infection. They were divided into a high-risk group (22 patients) and a control group (53 patients). It was found that 1 in 3 patients in the high-risk group were repeatedly positive for HIV. All of them were intravenous drug users. One patient in the control group was HIV positive. He did not volunteer a history of intravenous drug usage until after surgery was performed. The majority of HIV-positive patients presented with soft tissue infections and all except 1 were in hospital for less than 1 week. Almost one-half of HIV-positive patients absconded from the ward during their hospital stay. The need for awareness of HIV is emphasized, especially in high risk individuals. It is felt that precautionary measures during surgery are best instituted for all patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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HIV Infections
Orthopedics
HIV
Traumatology
Control Groups
Soft Tissue Infections
Malaysia
Drug Users
Volunteers
Length of Stay
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Surgery

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Masbah, O., Ali Noor, M., & Shukur, Y. M. H. (1994). HIV infection in an orthopaedic unit. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2(2), 43-45.

HIV infection in an orthopaedic unit. / Masbah, O.; Ali Noor, M.; Shukur, Ya Mohamad Hassan.

In: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1994, p. 43-45.

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Masbah, O, Ali Noor, M & Shukur, YMH 1994, 'HIV infection in an orthopaedic unit', Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 43-45.
Masbah O, Ali Noor M, Shukur YMH. HIV infection in an orthopaedic unit. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 1994;2(2):43-45.
Masbah, O. ; Ali Noor, M. ; Shukur, Ya Mohamad Hassan. / HIV infection in an orthopaedic unit. In: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 1994 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 43-45.
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