Extrapulmonary tuberculosis in the United States.

  title={Extrapulmonary tuberculosis in the United States.},
  author={Hans Rieder and Dixie E. Snider and G. M. Cauthen},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={141 2},
From 1963 to 1986, the number of reported cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in the United States declined an average of 5.0% annually, and the number of cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis declined an average of 0.9% annually over the same period. In 1986, 17.5% of all cases of tuberculosis were extrapulmonary. Of pulmonary cases, 63.0% occurred among racial ethnic minorities and the foreign-born, whereas of extrapulmonary cases, the respective proportion was 71.2%. After adjustment for other… CONTINUE READING