Two Decades of Disseminated Tuberculosis at a University Medical Center: The Expanding Role of Mycobacterial Blood Culture

Crump, John A.; Reller, L. Barth
October 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;10/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p1037
Academic Journal
Describes the clinical presentation, predisposing conditions, diagnostic approach, and outcome for 52 patients with disseminated tuberculosis who presented at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Cause of the bloodstream infection in hospitalized patients; Risk factor disseminated tuberculosis; Accounts on the underlying sources of immunosuppression.


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