Disseminated tuberculosis in the elderly: still a diagnosis overlooked

King, D.; Davies, P. D. O.
January 1992
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jan1992, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p48
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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