Molecular epidemiology of pleural and other extrapulmonary tuberculosis: a Maryland state review.

@article{Torgersen2006MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of pleural and other extrapulmonary tuberculosis: a Maryland state review.},
  author={Jessie Torgersen and Susan E. Dorman and Nancy G. Baruch and Nancy Hooper and Wendy A. Cronin},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={1375-82}
}
BACKGROUND Limited information exists about the current epidemiological characteristics of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. However, pleural tuberculosis is usually considered to be a manifestation of primary tuberculosis. Our objective was to use molecular epidemiological techniques to describe the occurrence of pleural and other extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Maryland, a state with moderate tuberculosis incidence. METHODS We surveyed tuberculosis cases reported with a single site of disease in… CONTINUE READING

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