Spontaneous pneumothorax and tuberculosis: long-term follow-up

@article{Freixinet2010SpontaneousPA,
  title={Spontaneous pneumothorax and tuberculosis: long-term follow-up},
  author={Jordi Freixinet and Jos{\'e} A. Caminero and Joaqu{\'i}n Marchena and P. Rodr{\'i}guez and Jos{\'e} Casimiro and Mohammed Hussein},
  journal={European Respiratory Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={126 - 131}
}
Though spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) is a well-known complication of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), there are very few reports addressing this topic. For this reason, we retrospectively analysed the experience of SP in patients diagnosed with TB in our hospital between 1989 and 2010. Out of 872 patients treated for SP during this period, 47 (5.4%) had TB antecedents, 21 with active TB (0.95% of the 2,089 TB cases diagnosed during this period) and 26 with residual inactive TB. 46 cases were… 
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