Differences in clinical features of two immigrant populations with tuberculosis.

Abstract:

:A study was performed to assess differences in the clinical presentation of tuberculosis between two groups of immigrants. Ninety-four patients seen in the emergency room for newly diagnosed tuberculosis between 2006 and 2012 were included. Forty-nine patients were from Asian countries and 45 from Latin America. Mean age [years (SD)] was 35.3 (13) in Asian patients and 33.9 (10) in Latin American patients. Asian subjects were predominantly male (40/49 vs 25/45; P=0.006). Patients from Latin American countries had a higher rate of pulmonary tuberculosis. A higher percentage of Asian patients lived in overcrowded conditions, whereas HIV infection was more frequent among Latin Americans. Most patients were treated with a quadruple regimen. Resistance to isoniazid was documented in two patients from Latin America.

journal_name

Arch Bronconeumol

authors

Supervía A,Pallàs O,Piccari L,Herrera Fernández S,Domínguez Álvarez M,Cirera I,del Baño F

doi

10.1016/j.arbres.2014.08.004

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-06-01 00:00:00

pages

e29-31

issue

6

eissn

0300-2896

issn

1579-2129

pii

S0300-2896(14)00333-0

journal_volume

51

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