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Urinary tuberculosis: modern issues.

Authors
  • Wise, Gilbert J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current urology reports
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2009
Volume
10
Issue
4
Pages
313–318
Identifiers
PMID: 19570494
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Tuberculosis remains an epidemic that affects one third of the world's population. The persistence of this disease is caused by a large pool of immune-compromised and lower socioeconomic populations. The advent of rapid transportation and migration has contributed to the persistence of this disease in developed and less developed nations. The emergence of drug-resistant strains has added an additional factor for the pervasiveness of tuberculosis. The genitourinary system is a primary target for hematogenous infections. This paper reviews the contemporary issues that affect the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tuberculosis.

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