Extrapulmonary tunerculosis in an immigrant society: Clinical and demographic aspects of 92 cases

O. T. Dolberg, F. Schlaeffer, V. W. Greene, Michael Alkan

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Abstract

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis accounted for 33% of all new cases of tuberculosis identified at the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva, Israel, during a IO-yearperiod. The most common types of extrapulmonary infection diagnosed were genitourinary tuberculosis (54% of patients), lymphadenitis (13%), pleural tuberculosis (9%), and tuberculosis of bones and joints (8%). Of 92 patients, 51% were Jews of Ethiopian origin, 29% were Jews of non-Ethiopian origin, and 20% were Bedouins. Thus, extrapulmonary tuberculosis remains a significant problem for Israel’s heterogeneous population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalReviews of Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

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