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Potential risk factors for recurrence of pulmonary tuberculosis
  1. Oscar Jolobe
  1. C/o John Rylands University Library, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Oscar M P Jolobe, 1 Philip Godlee Lodge, 842 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 2DS, UK; oscarjolobe{at}

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Among UK residents of South Asian descent potential risk factors for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and, possibly, also for its recurrence, include vitamin D deficiency (as proposed by Crofts et al),1 the population-attributable fraction (PAF) for PTB attributable to diabetes mellitus,2 and end-stage chronic kidney disease(CKD). …

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