Tuberculosis in the elderly.

  title={Tuberculosis in the elderly.},
  author={Mabel Zevallos and Jessica E. Justman},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  volume={19 1},
As the result of the strengthening of TB-control programs nationwide, a decline in the overall number of reported TB cases in the United States has been observed within the last 10 years. Despite these declines in absolute numbers, the elderly continue to account for a disproportionate share of the cases. The high number of cases diagnosed at autopsy among the elderly suggests that this condition often remains unrecognized, possibly due to the subtle clinical manifestations in this age group… CONTINUE READING

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