Clinical characteristics and outcomes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis disease in adult patients with hematological malignancies

@inproceedings{Chen2011ClinicalCA,
  title={Clinical characteristics and outcomes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis disease in adult patients with hematological malignancies},
  author={Chien-Yuan Chen and Wang-Huei Sheng and Aristine Cheng and Woei Tsay and Sheng-Yi Huang and J L Tang and Yee-Chun Chen and J. T. Wang and H. -F. Tien and Shawn-Chwen Chang},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Diseases caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) among adult patients with hematological malignancies have rarely been investigated. METHODS Adult patients with hematological malignancies at National Taiwan University Hospital between 1996 and 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with positive serology for HIV were excluded. TB disease is diagnosed by positive culture(s) in the presence of compatible symptoms and signs. The demographics, laboratory and, microbiological… CONTINUE READING
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