Initial Presentations Predict Mortality in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients - A Prospective Observational Study

@inproceedings{Feng2011InitialPP,
  title={Initial Presentations Predict Mortality in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients - A Prospective Observational Study},
  author={Jia-Yih Feng and W-J Su and Yu-Chi Chiu and Shiang-Fen Huang and Yung-Yang Lin and Ruay-Ming Huang and Ching-Hsiung Lin and Jhi-Jhu Hwang and J J Lee and M I Yu and K Yu and Yu-chin Lee},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Despite effective anti-TB treatments, tuberculosis remains a serious threat to public health and is associated with high mortality. Old age and multiple co-morbidities are known risk factors for death. The association of clinical presentations with mortality in pulmonary tuberculosis patients remains an issue of controversy. METHODS This prospective observational study enrolled newly diagnosed, culture-proven pulmonary tuberculosis patients from five medical centers and one… CONTINUE READING
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