Spectrum of tuberculosis in dialysis patients in saudi arabia.

  title={Spectrum of tuberculosis in dialysis patients in saudi arabia.},
  author={Ghulam Hassan Malik and Suleiman Ali Al-Mohaya and Ali Swaid Al-Harbi and Mohammad C Kechrid and Osman H Azhari and Sabry Shetia and Mohammad Amin Tashkandy and Khursheed Ahmad and Abdul Waheed Bhat and Mohammad Ashraf Want and Ponniah Thirumalaikolundu Subramanian and Nussrullah Abutaleb and Ayman Karkar},
  journal={Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia},
  volume={14 2},
Data from different regional hospitals of Saudi Arabia were collected to know the prevalence, clinical features and results of therapy of tuberculosis, in patients on dialysis. Eight hospitals located in five different provinces of Saudi Arabia were involved. There were 132 patients with TB on dialysis of whom 75 were males (mean ages in different hospitals ranging 42-58 years) and 57 were females (mean ages ranging 38-58 years). The prevalence of TB in these patients varied from 2.4 to 14.5… CONTINUE READING


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