Gender Disparities in Latent Tuberculosis Infection in High-Risk Individuals: A Cross-Sectional Study

@inproceedings{Ting2014GenderDI,
  title={Gender Disparities in Latent Tuberculosis Infection in High-Risk Individuals: A Cross-Sectional Study},
  author={Wen-Ying Ting and Shiang-Fen Huang and M Lee and Yung-Yang Lin and Yu-chin Lee and Jia-Yih Feng and W-J Su},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Male predominance in active tuberculosis (TB) is widely-reported globally. Gender inequalities in socio-cultural status are frequently regarded as contributing factors for disparities in sex in active TB. The disparities of sex in the prevalence of latent TB infection (LTBI) are less frequently investigated and deserve clarification. In this cross-sectional study conducted in a TB endemic area, we enrolled patients at high-risk for LTBI and progression from LTBI to active TB from 2011 to 2012… CONTINUE READING