TITLE

Disseminated tuberculosis in the elderly: still a diagnosis overlooked

AUTHOR(S)
King, D.; Davies, P. D. O.
PUB. DATE
January 1992
SOURCE
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jan1992, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents case studies of disseminated tuberculosis (DT) in five older people. A 90-year old women reported 6-month history of anorexia and weight loss with diarrhoea. X-ray examination of the patient revealed a hiatus hernia. A 72- year old man has reported a 3-month history of hoarseness, cough, and weight loss. It is suggested that diagnosing DT in older people is a difficult task.
ACCESSION #
22835399

 

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