Multifocal systemic tuberculosis: the many faces of an old nemesis.

  title={Multifocal systemic tuberculosis: the many faces of an old nemesis.},
  author={J A Al-Tawfiq},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  volume={13 4},
  • J A Al-Tawfiq
  • Published 2007 in
    Medical science monitor : international medical…
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis continues to be a major health problem, where an estimated 7-8 million new cases are diagnosed each year. Multifocal tuberculosis is characterized by the presence of large multifocal tuberculous areas in the same or different organs. Difficulty in diagnosis of multifocal tuberculosis and consideration of other diseases may lead to a delay in diagnosing this entity. Here the clinical features and characteristics of three patients with multifocal systemic tuberculosis are… CONTINUE READING