Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections do not have symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis. About 10% of latent infections progress to active disease which, if left untreated, kills about half of those affected.Causes: Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Feb 01, 2018 · Historical data show that the risk of tuberculosis increases dramatically during adolescence, and young people face unique challenges in terms of case detection and effective treatment. However, little is known about the burden of tuberculosis among young people in the modern era. This study aimed to provide the first estimates of the global and regional incidence of tuberculosis among young Cited by: 9.
Objectives: To compare the clinical, bacteriologic, and radiologic features of pulmonary and pleural tuberculosis in young adults and the elderly and determine if any differences exist between both groups.Design: Prospective recruitment of all patients diagnosed as having pulmonary and pleural tuberculosis in British Columbia, Canada.Setting: A population-based sample from a provincial control Cited by: 159. Mar 19, 2012 · Worldwide, the frequency of this disease among older people almost triples that observed among young adults. Furthermore, tuberculosis treatment in older individuals is complicated by treatment for associated diseases leading to a consequent increase in adverse drug effects, treatment default and increased rates of retreatment and drug Cited by: 55.
mortality in this age group.l 3 - 15 We therefore de Tuberculosis in Young Adults and Elderly (Korzeniewska-Kose/a et alj. mation. The cases in which M tuberculosis was isolated are called "bacillary" in this article. The medical records were reviewed and. A total of 79.6 percent of young adults and 88.15 percent of the elderly patients (not significant) were culture positive. Comparison of radiologic findings in young adults vs elderly patients showed no significant differences apart from those with miliary TB 0.7 percent vs 6.7 percent (p=0.04).Cited by: 159.
Tuberculosis-- or TB, as it’s commonly called -- is a contagious infection that usually attacks the lungs. It can also spread to other parts of the body, like the brain and spine. A type of. In our study, mortality rate was not significantly different among study groups. However, according to the majority of studies, TB in older adults has higher rate than that of young adults,. 5. Conclusion. TB in the elderly is a serious disorder. Unlike many other diseases seen in the elderly, TB is Cited by: 4.