Social and Clinical Characteristics of Immigrants with Tuberculosis in South Korea

  title={Social and Clinical Characteristics of Immigrants with Tuberculosis in South Korea},
  author={Gee Ho Min and Young Whan Kim and Jong Seok Lee and Jee Youn Oh and Gyu Young Hur and Young Seok Lee and Kyung Hoon Min and Sung Yong Lee and Je Hyeong Kim and Chol Shin and Seung Heon Lee},
  booktitle={Yonsei medical journal},
PURPOSE To determine the social and clinical characteristics of immigrants with tuberculosis (TB) in South Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS The registered adult TB patients who were diagnosed and treated in Korea Medical Centers from January 2013 to December 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. A total of 105 immigrants with TB were compared to 932 native Korean TB patients. RESULTS Among these 105 immigrants with TB, 86 (82%) were Korean-Chinese. The rate of drug-susceptible TB were lower in… CONTINUE READING
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