tuberculosis: clinical and epidemiologic spectrum of 636 cases.
An alternative approach, especially given the high suspicion for extrapulmonary
TB and the patient's septic presentation, would have been to initiate empiric TB therapy after several morning urine specimens as well as sputum and ascites fluid specimens were sent for MTB culture.
Our patient's severe clinical disease with extrapulmonary
and central nervous system involvement manifested as an epidural abscess is rare, considering he had no known immunosuppression or cell-mediated immune deficits.
Out of 335 patients 244 (73%) were found to have pulmonary tuberculosis whereas 91 (27%) suffered from extrapulmonary
TB (Table I).
Tuberculous lymphadenitis is a common presentation of extrapulmonary
(6) Clinicians should also be aware of the paucity of GeneXpert performance data for children, hospitalised TB HIV co-infected patients and extrapulmonary
involvement in patients with sarcoidosis in Turkey.
Nowadays TB incidence among children population in the country is presented by pulmonary form; share of extrapulmonary
TB (ETB) decreased in the incidence structure by more than 2 times (from 14.8% to 7%) during the observed period.
Taking part on Sunday at an awareness day held at the Tunis Science City, on the celebration of the World Tuberculosis Day, Gmara stated to TAP that 78% of extrapulmonary
tuberculosis are due to an infection by bovine tuberculosis caused by consuming non-sterilised milk and its by-products as well as infected bovine meat.
(15) By anatomical location, tuberculosis can take place in either pulmonary or extrapulmonary
Although TB most commonly affects the lungs, it also can affect other sites, a form known as extrapulmonary