Tuberculosis and chronic renal disease.

  title={Tuberculosis and chronic renal disease.},
  author={Magdi M Hussein and J. M. Mooij and Haysam Roujouleh},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  volume={16 1},
There is an increased risk (6.9- to 52.5-fold) of tuberculosis (TB) in patients with chronic renal failure and on dialysis as compared to the general population. The symptomatology in renal patients is often insidious and nonspecific, mimicking uremic symptoms, whereas the localization is often extrapulmonary (most frequently tuberculous lymphadenitis and peritonitis). Tuberculous peritonitis makes up a large part (37%) of the total number of TB cases in continuous ambulatory peritoneal… CONTINUE READING
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