COPD and the Risk of Tuberculosis - A Population-Based Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Inghammar2010COPDAT,
  title={COPD and the Risk of Tuberculosis - A Population-Based Cohort Study},
  author={M Inghammar and Anders Ekbom and Gunnar Engstr{\"o}m and Bengt Ljungberg and Victoria Romanus and Claes-G{\"o}ran A. L{\"o}fdahl and Arne Egesten},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and tuberculosis (TB) primarily affect the lungs and are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. COPD and TB have common risk factors such as smoking, low socioeconomic status and dysregulation of host defence functions. COPD is a prevalent co-morbid condition, especially in elderly with TB but in contrast to other diseases known to increase the risk of TB, relatively little is known about the specific relationship and… CONTINUE READING

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