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Increased incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis in chronic interstitial lung disease.
  1. Y Shachor,
  2. D Schindler,
  3. A Siegal,
  4. D Lieberman,
  5. Y Mikulski,
  6. I Bruderman
  1. Chest Department, Meir General Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel.

    Abstract

    Of 162 patients with chronic interstitial lung disease, eight (seven of them male) had active tuberculosis. This was 4.5 times higher than the incidence in the general population. The frequency of tuberculosis was similar in patients treated with and without corticosteroids.

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