Clinical spectrum of tuberculosis in older patients.

  title={Clinical spectrum of tuberculosis in older patients.},
  author={Y. S. Liaw and Pan Yang and Chong-Jen Yu and Zong Gui Wu and Dr. Eugene B. Chang and L. N. Lee and S H Kuo and K. T. Luh},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={43 3},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical differences between old and young patients infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a developing country. DESIGN Retrospective chart and chest radiograph review. SETTING A university-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENTS The medical records of patients with documented tuberculosis (TB) from January 1990 through December 1991 were analyzed. Clinical assessment included sex, age, diagnosis at first visit, past history, symptoms and signs, laboratory… CONTINUE READING