Tuberculosis in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis.

  title={Tuberculosis in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis.},
  author={Anne Lundin and Alan J Adler and Geoffrey M. Berlyne and Eli Friedman},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={67 4},
Tuberculosis was diagnosed in eight patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis and occurred with an incidence 10 times that of the general population. Dialysis-associated tuberculosis is characterized by intermittent fever, anorexia, weight loss and hepatomegaly. Ascites was present in 50 per cent of the patients. A recently converted positive tuberculin skin test was observed in five of eight patients. Tuberculosis was extrapulmonary in seven of eight cases and consequently the diagnosis was… CONTINUE READING

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