[A clinical study in the collagen disease patients developed pulmonary tuberculosis during corticosteroid administration].


The study subjects consisted of 14 pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients with collagen disease. They are under corticosteroid treatment and the mean age is 56.4 years. The length of time from the development of collagen disease to the development of PTB averaged 4.1 years. The breakdown of collagen disease are SLE (6 patients), MCTD (3 patients), PN (2… (More)