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The natural history of childhood intra-thoracic tuberculosis: a critical review of literature from the pre-chemotherapy era.
The pre-chemotherapy literature documented the natural history of tuberculosis in childhood. These disease descriptions remain invaluable for guiding public health policy and research, as theExpand
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Exogenous reinfection as a cause of recurrent tuberculosis after curative treatment.
BACKGROUND For decades it has been assumed that postprimary tuberculosis is usually caused by reactivation of endogenous infection rather than by a new, exogenous infection. METHODS We performedExpand
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Rate of reinfection tuberculosis after successful treatment is higher than rate of new tuberculosis.
RATIONALE In a high-tuberculosis (TB) incidence area of Cape Town, South Africa, there is a very high rate of unexplained recurrent TB. The incidence of new bacteriologically confirmed disease in theExpand
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Respiratory health hazards in agriculture.
This Conference Report was prepared by a multidisciplinary ad hoc committee of the Assembly on Environmental and Occupational Health.
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Analysis for a Limited Number of Gene Codons Can Predict Drug Resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a High-Incidence Community
ABSTRACT Correct and rapid diagnosis is essential in the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In this population-based study of 61 patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis, weExpand
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The looming epidemic of diabetes-associated tuberculosis: learning lessons from HIV-associated tuberculosis.
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing at a dramatic rate, and countries in Asia, particularly India and China, will bear the brunt of this epidemic. Persons with diabetes have aExpand
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Treatment results of DOTS in 1797 Sudanese tuberculosis patients with or without HIV co-infection.
SETTING Consecutive new tuberculosis (TB) patients, from eight states in Sudan, who had never been previously treated for as much as 1 month between 1998 and 2000. OBJECTIVE To determine the impactExpand
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Multidrug Resistant Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment Regimens and Patient Outcomes: An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis of 9,153 Patients
Dick Menzies and colleagues report findings from a collaborative, individual patient-level meta-analysis of treatment outcomes among patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
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Tobacco and tuberculosis: a qualitative systematic review and meta-analysis.
OBJECTIVES To assess the strength of evidence in published articles for an association between smoking and passive exposure to tobacco smoke and various manifestations and outcomes of tuberculosisExpand
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A Refined Symptom-Based Approach to Diagnose Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Children
BACKGROUND. Tuberculosis control programs place an almost exclusive emphasis on adults with sputum smear-positive tuberculosis, because they are most infectious. However, children contribute aExpand
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