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Mycobacterium infection directly observed in a surgical outpatient centre.

Authors
  • Cherubini, M
  • Sustersich, M
  • Baxa, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Minerva chirurgica
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2003
Volume
58
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 12692500
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection has been increasing in the second group of years considered, as it is observed in European industrialized countries and North America. This increase corresponds to 0.016% in 24,374 patients examined in the period 1994-98. This infection must not be connected with the classic sites and traditional primary and post-primary symptons, but must be considered and identified in a surgical hospital out-patient centre, in unusual sites, sometimes masquerading as a false positive carcinoma, in patients with predisposition, because of old age, race, immunodepression (also if HIV negatives), resistance to treatment, previous tuberculous infection. In the cases identified deep diagnostic definition, the surgical treatment and a prolonged antituberculous chemotherapy are necessary.

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