Evaluation of the Burden of Unsuspected Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Co-Morbidity with Non-Communicable Diseases in Sputum Producing Adult Inpatients

@inproceedings{Bates2012EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the Burden of Unsuspected Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Co-Morbidity with Non-Communicable Diseases in Sputum Producing Adult Inpatients},
  author={Matthew Bates and Justin O’Grady and Peter B Mwaba and Lophina Chilukutu and Judith Mzyece and Busiku Cheelo and Moses Chilufya and Lukundo Mukonda and Maxwell Mumba and John Tembo and Mumba S. Chomba and Nathan Kapata and Andrea Rachow and Petra Clowes and Markus Maeurer and Michael Hoelscher and Alimuddin M. Zumla},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND A high burden of tuberculosis (TB) occurs in sub-Saharan African countries and many cases of active TB and drug-resistant TB remain undiagnosed. Tertiary care hospitals provide an opportunity to study TB co-morbidity with non-communicable and other communicable diseases (NCDs/CDs). We evaluated the burden of undiagnosed pulmonary TB and multi-drug resistant TB in adult inpatients, regardless of their primary admission diagnosis, in a tertiary referral centre. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL… CONTINUE READING

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