Overt diabetes mellitus among newly diagnosed Ugandan tuberculosis patients: a cross sectional study

@inproceedings{Kibirige2013OvertDM,
  title={Overt diabetes mellitus among newly diagnosed Ugandan tuberculosis patients: a cross sectional study},
  author={Davis Kibirige and Richard Ssekitoleko and Edrisa Mutebi and William O. Worodria},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND There is a documented increase of diabetes mellitus in Sub Saharan Africa, a region where tuberculosis is highly endemic. Currently, diabetes mellitus is one of the recognised risk factors of tuberculosis. No study has reported the magnitude of diabetes mellitus among tuberculosis patients in Uganda, one of the countries with a high burden of tuberculosis. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 260 consenting adult patients with a confirmed diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING
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