Tuberculosis in older adults in the United States, 1993-2008.

  title={Tuberculosis in older adults in the United States, 1993-2008.},
  author={Robert H Pratt and Carla A. Winston and Jennifer Kammerer and Lori R Armstrong},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={59 5},
OBJECTIVES To describe older adults with tuberculosis (TB) and compare demographic, diagnostic, and disease characteristics and treatment outcomes between older and younger adults with TB. DESIGN Descriptive analysis of all confirmed people with TB aged 21 and older. SETTING The National Tuberculosis Surveillance System (NTSS) for the 50 United States and the District of Columbia from 1993 to 2008. PARTICIPANTS A total of 250,784 adult TB cases were reported, including 61,119 people with… CONTINUE READING

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