Extrapulmonary tuberculosis in high prevalence of tuberculosis and low prevalence of HIV

Ozbay B., Uzun K.

CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE, vol.23, no.2, pp.351-355, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0272-5231(02)00002-3
  • Title of Journal : CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-355


The aim of this study was to analyze some clinical and epidemiologic aspects of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) diagnosed at the university hospital, and to investigate HIV seropositivity among the patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis. In this study, the most frequent sites of extrapulmonary tuberculosis were the pleura, meninx, and lymph nodes. Pleural involvement was most common among the young and military servicing males. The authors results show that HIV infection is an unlikely factor in the etiology of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in the authors' region, for the present.