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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

versão impressa ISSN 1679-4974versão On-line ISSN 2337-9622

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SILVA, Helony Rodrigues da; MARREIROS, Maria Do Ó Cunha; FIGUEIREDO, Thiago Silveira  e  FIGUEIREDO, Maria do Livramento Fortes. Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of elderly patients with aids in a reference hospital, Teresina-PI, 1996 to 2009. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.4, pp.499-507. ISSN 1679-4974.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/S1679-49742011000400009.

OBJECTIVE: to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of elderly patients reported with AIDS in a referral hospital, in the Municipality of Teresina, State of Piauí, Brazil. METHODOLOGY: review investigation of the compulsory AIDS notification forms of elderly people, in the Information System for Notifiable Diseases (Sinan) of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, from 1996 to 2009, in a referral hospital in Teresina-PI. RESULTS: among the individuals investigated (n=69), 68.1% were from the State of Piauí, 72.4% were male, and 86.9% had less than eight years of scholarship; 73.9% were infected by heterosexual exposure, and 44.9% were residents in cities with less than 50 thousand inhabitants; the most frequent clinical manifestations were cachexia, asthenia, anemia, chronic diarrhea, yeast infection and cerebral toxoplasmosis; 27.5% of the individuals investigated had died. CONCLUSION: results suggest heterosexual AIDS among elderly with low education.

Palavras-chave : elderly; aids; epidemiology.

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