Tuberculosis in maintenance dialysis patients.

@article{Chou2001TuberculosisIM,
  title={Tuberculosis in maintenance dialysis patients.},
  author={Kang-Ju Chou and H C Fang and Kuan Jen Bai and Shinn Jang Hwang and Wu Chang Yang and Hyang Min Chung},
  journal={Nephron},
  year={2001},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={
          138-43
        }
}
In this investigation, we tried to find the incidence and characteristics of tuberculosis (TB) in dialysis patients previously found only in a small number of cases. We collected the cases of newly diagnosed TB patients in Taiwan during 1997. Simultaneously, all dialysis patients were collected and matched with the TB cases to identify the dialysis patients who had also contracted TB. The annual incidence of the dialysis population was 493.4/100,000, 6.9 times that of the general population (71… CONTINUE READING

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