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Chin J Integr Med. 2015 Dec;21(12):895-901. doi: 10.1007/s11655-015-2075-8. Epub 2015 Mar 6.

Clinical characteristics of abnormal savda syndrome type in human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome patients: A cross-sectional investigation in Xinjiang, China.

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1
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, 830011, China.
2
School of Traditional Uighur Medicine, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, 830011, China.
3
Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region the Sixth People's Hospital, Urumqi, 840013, China.
4
School of Traditional Uighur Medicine, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, 830011, China. halmurat@263.net.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the distribution of abnormal hilit syndromes in traditional Uighur medicine (TUM) among human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) patients, and to find out the clinical characteristics of abnormal savda syndrome type HIV/AIDS patients.

METHODS:

Between June and July in 2012, 307 eligible HIV/AIDS patients from in-patient department and out-patient clinics of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region the Sixth People's Hospital in Urumqi were investigated. TUM syndrome differentiation was performed by a senior TUM physician. Each participant completed a Sign and Symptom Check-List for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (SSC-HIV) questionnaire. Depression was evaluated by using Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression Questionnaire. Blood specimen was collected from each participant to test the levels of blood chemicals.

RESULTS:

Of 307 HIV/AIDS patients, 189 (61.6%) were abnormal savda syndrome type, 118 (38.4%) were non-abnormal-savda syndrome type. Mean CD4 counts of abnormal savda syndrome type patients was (227.61±192.93) cells/µL, and the prevalence of anemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated cystatin C were 49.7%, 28.6%, and 44.7%, which were significantly higher than those in the non-abnormal-savda syndrome type patients (26.3%, 16.0% and 25.0%,P<0.05). In addition, depression (79.9%) and HIV/AIDS-related symptoms such as fatigue (42.3%), back aches (40.7%), lack of appetite (33.9%), night sweats (31.7%) were more common among abnormal savda syndrome patients (P<0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Abnormal savda syndrome is the dominant syndrome among HIV/AIDS patients, and they present a more sever clinical manifestation.

KEYWORDS:

abnormal savda syndrome; depression; human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome; symptoms; traditional Uighur medicine

PMID:
25749903
DOI:
10.1007/s11655-015-2075-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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