Tuberculosis at extremes of age.

  title={Tuberculosis at extremes of age.},
  author={Hendrik Simon Schaaf and Andrea W Collins and Adrie Bekker and Peter D. O. Davies},
  volume={15 5},
ABSTRACT Although tuberculosis (TB) has its highest burden among young adults, especially since the advent of HIV infection, two other groups with low immunity, the very young (<1 year) with immature immunity and the elderly (>65 years) with waning immunity, are vulnerable groups not to be forgotten. This review describes the epidemiology, clinical aspects, public health aspects and outcome of TB in patients at the extremes of age. The epidemiology differs therein that TB in infants occurs in… CONTINUE READING

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