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

@article{Chen2011ClinicalCA,
  title={Clinical characteristics and outcomes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis disease in adult patients with hematological malignancies},
  author={C. Chen and W. Sheng and A. Cheng and W. Tsay and Shang-Yi Huang and Jih‐Luh Tang and Y. Chen and J. Wang and H. Tien and Shan-Chwen Chang},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={324 - 324}
}
  • C. Chen, W. Sheng, +7 authors Shan-Chwen Chang
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • BMC Infectious Diseases
  • BackgroundDiseases caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) among adult patients with hematological malignancies have rarely been investigated.MethodsAdult 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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