Tuberculosis in Patients with Haematological Malignancies

  title={Tuberculosis in Patients with Haematological Malignancies},
  author={Luis Anibarro and Alberto Pena},
  booktitle={Mediterranean journal of hematology and infectious diseases},
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that causes more than 1 million deaths worldwide every year. In addition, it is estimated that one third of the world population is infected with M. tuberculosis in a latent state, which involves an eventual risk of progressing to active TB disease. Patients with immunodeficiencies, such as those suffering from haematological malignancies, have a greater risk of progressing to TB disease once infected. It is estimated that the Relative Risk of TB… CONTINUE READING
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