[Genitourinary tuberculosis in Germany: diagnosis and treatment].

@article{Lenk2011GenitourinaryTI,
  title={[Genitourinary tuberculosis in Germany: diagnosis and treatment].},
  author={Severin Lenk},
  journal={Der Urologe. Ausg. A},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={
          1619-27
        }
}
Genitourinary tuberculosis (GUTB) usually results from the reactivation of old, dormant tuberculous diseases by pathogens of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. The diagnosis of tuberculosis of the urinary tract is based on the case history, the finding of pyuria in the absence of infection as judged by culture on routine media and by radiological imaging. A positive yellow egg culture and/or histological analysis of biopsy specimens possibly combined with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR… CONTINUE READING