The impact of HIV infection when superimposed with pulmonary Tuberculosis, on the Success of Bronchial Artery Embolisation (BAE)

Mayuri Govind


In order to determine if the universally recognized risk factors of BAE                                  procedure is negligible when compared with the impact of successful                                  embolisation and clinical benefits in the management of the massive                          haemoptysis secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis with coexistent HIV                                     infection.

                         BAE Procedures performed over the period 2006 and 2007 will be                                     retrospectively scrutinized in order to determine the rate and etiology of                             failed embolisation in HIV infected and non-infected patients. 

                        Analysis of the failed procedures when due to arteriopathy will be                                        correlated with result of HIV testing to determine if the difference in                               arteriopathy is significant enough to reconsider protocol in management                           of these patients.