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    2010

Cancer and tuberculosis: case series.

@article{Abul2010CancerAT,
  title={Cancer and tuberculosis: case series.},
  author={Yasin Abul and Emel Eryuksel and Mustafa Balci and Fulden Yumuk and Sait Karakurt and Berrin Baǧcı Ceyhan},
  journal={Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          392-4
        }
}
Tuberculosis is seen with an increased frequency in cancer patients. Possible reasons of reactivation are thought to be related to chemotherapy and insufficient nutrition together with compromised immune system. The diagnosis of tuberculosis may be missed in cancer patients and may be diagnosed with newly developed radiological and clinical findings during treatment. In this case, tuberculosis should be considered and related diagnostic work up should be completed. Also, PPD test should be… CONTINUE READING