Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of end-stage renal disease patients in Taiwan: a nationwide longitudinal study.

@article{Li2011MycobacteriumTI,
  title={Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of end-stage renal disease patients in Taiwan: a nationwide longitudinal study.},
  author={S-Y Li and T Chen and K Chung and L-W Tsai and W Yang and Ji-Yih Chen and T W Chen},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={1646-52}
}
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are vulnerable to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection, but the magnitude of the risk is uncertain. In addition, there is no reliable information on the MTB infection rate of patients undergoing different types of renal replacement therapy (RRT). We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database to conduct a 9-year nationwide longitudinal study. Among 49 983 ESRD patients who received three renal replacement modalities, there were 562… CONTINUE READING
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