Prevalence of mycobacteremia among HIV-infected infants and children in northern Tanzania.
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a common cause of bloodstream infections among HIV-infected adults in sub-Saharan Africa, and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. We found no cases of mycobacteremia among 93 ill, HIV-infected children in northern Tanzania, despite optimization of laboratory methods and selection of patients thought to be at highest risk for disseminated infection.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1097/INF.0b013e318286957f
Publication InfoAfwamba, IA; Buchanan, AM; Clifton, DC; Crump, John Andrew; Cunningham, Coleen; Gray, KD; ... Mushi, GS (2013). Prevalence of mycobacteremia among HIV-infected infants and children in northern Tanzania. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 32(7). pp. 754-756. 10.1097/INF.0b013e318286957f. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/13781.
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Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine
I am based in northern Tanzania where I am Site Leader for Duke University’s collaborative research program based at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre and Director of Tanzania Operations for the Duke Global Health Institute. I oversee the design and implementation of research studies on infectious diseases, particularly febrile illness, invasive bacterial disease, HIV-associated opportunistic infections, clinical trials of antiretroviral therapy and prevention of mother-to-child tr
Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Cunningham is a pediatric infectious diseases physician who has focused her research on the prevention and treatment of HIV infection in children. She has also played important roles in evaluation of vaccines for other infectious diseases and recently has worked on Ebola virus treatment studies. She is currently working on studies of active and passive immunization to prevent HIV transmission in neonates born to HIV infected women.
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