Impact of type 2 diabetes on manifestations and treatment outcome of pulmonary tuberculosis.

@article{Wang2009ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of type 2 diabetes on manifestations and treatment outcome of pulmonary tuberculosis.},
  author={C S Wang and Catherine J. Yang and Hui Chun Chen and Shen Hui Chuang and Inn Wen Chong and Jhi Jhu Hwang and Ming Shyan Huang},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={203-10}
}
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a known risk factor for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). This study aimed to determine if type 2 DM alters manifestations and treatment outcome of PTB. Records of 217 consecutive culture-proven PTB patients were analysed retrospectively. The manifestations and treatment outcomes of 74 patients with type 2 DM (PTB-DM group) were compared to 143 patients without DM (PTB group). PTB-DM patients showed higher frequencies of fever, haemoptysis, positive acid-fast bacilli… CONTINUE READING

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