Rev Esp Quimioter 2019; 32(4):317-326

Hospital admission and mortality causes of HIV patients in a third level hospital 


Introduction. The aim of this study is to describe the HIV population admitted to a tertiary level hospital and analyze hospital admission and mortality causes during hospitalization.
Material and methods. Observational, retrospective study carried out in a third level Hospital. Inclusion criteria: Patients ≥18 years with a prescription of ART and diagnosis of HIV known or discovered during admission. It was accepted hospital ward discharge diagnose as hospitalization causes. Clinical, analytical outcomes as well as causes of mortality were collected.
Results. Among 162 hospitalized HIV infected, 128 met the inclusion criteria, 8 of those were diagnosed as naive HIV patients. 79.7% were male; Age 50.29 ± 9.81 years. The main reasons for hospital admissions (38.3%) were certain infectious and parasitic diseases (ICD-10 Classification) and more specifically human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease represented 24,1% of whole hospitalizations. Mortality rates of ≥18 years HIV patients that were admitted to hospital during 2016-2017 were the 13.52%. The main causes of death were certain infectious and parasitic diseases followed by malignancies.
Conclusions. Our results emphasize the need of intensifying the HIV early diagnosis as well as Pneumocystis jirovecii primary prophylaxis. Insist on ART adherence from infectology follow-up appointment and pharmacy care consultations, educate clinics on ART treatment prescription during hospital admission as well as requesting viral and CD4 lymphocytes loads to every HIV admitted patients.

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