Does pulmonary tuberculosis change with ageing?

  title={Does pulmonary tuberculosis change with ageing?},
  author={Marcos F{\'a}bio Gadelha Rocha and S Saavedra Pereira and H. E. Ambassador Cristi{\'a}n Barros and Jo{\~a}o Seabra},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={1 2},
SETTING In most low prevalence countries, tuberculosis has become a disease of the aged; it has recently been suggested that the elderly may present a specific pattern. OBJECTIVE To compare clinical, bacteriological and radiological features of pulmonary tuberculosis between young and elderly populations in a high incidence country. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied 337 consecutive pulmonary tuberculosis patients without confirmed HIV infection, hospitalised from 1989 to… CONTINUE READING

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