Diabetes: a contributor to tuberculosis in tropical Australia

Bridson, Tahnee, Matthiesson, Anthony, Owens, Leigh, Govan, Brenda, Norton, Robert, and Ketheesan, Natkunam (2015) Diabetes: a contributor to tuberculosis in tropical Australia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 93 (3). pp. 547-548.

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Abstract

In countries with a high-burden of tuberculosis (TB), it has been well established that there is an increased incidence of TB among patients with diabetes. However, in countries with a low burden of TB there are conflicting reports. This study aimed to determine if diabetes was associated with TB in patients admitted to a teaching hospital in tropical Australia. A 20-year retrospective study found patients with comorbid diabetes were seven times overrepresented in the TB patient population when compared with the general population. This study demonstrates a strong association between TB and diabetes regardless of TB endemicity.

Item ID: 40670
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1476-1645
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 23:47
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060501 Bacteriology @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060502 Infectious Agents @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
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