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Extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Tennessee: lessons from the last decade.

Authors
  • Roy, T M
  • Mehta, J B
  • Harvill, L M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
89
Issue
1
Pages
8–12
Identifiers
PMID: 8544451
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In conclusion, extrapulmonary TB remains a significant fraction of the total TB cases in Tennessee. During the last few years, the percentage of extrapulmonary TB in Tennessee has been on the increase. Understanding these changes in the epidemiology of extrapulmonary TB will help the clinician in making a prompt diagnosis, leading to appropriate therapy. Understanding the changing trends at the national level may aid state health departments in reorganizing disease control programs, thus, facilitating the eradication of TB and other communicable diseases in Tennessee.

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