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Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Jan;8(1):77-8.

High rates of tuberculosis in end-stage renal failure: the impact of international migration.

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Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London W12 0NN, UK.

Abstract

We studied a cohort of patients requiring renal dialysis who had migrated to the United Kingdom from tuberculosis (TB)-endemic countries and found extremely high rates of TB (1,187 cases per 100,000 per year), partly associated with end-stage diabetic renal disease. We recommend enhanced vigilance and screening of such patients, both to reduce illness and death and to prevent nosocomial spread of TB among susceptible persons.

PMID:
11749753
PMCID:
PMC2730270
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