Demographic and microbial characteristics of extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases diagnosed in Malatya, Turkey, 2001-2007


GÜNAL S. , Yang Z., Agarwal M., Koroglu M., Arici Z. K. , Durmaz R.

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, cilt.11, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

Özet

Background: Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) has an increasing rate in Turkey. The reason remains largely unknown. A better understanding of the demographic and microbial characteristics of EPTB in the Turkish population would extend the knowledgebase of EPTB and allow us to develop better strategies to control tuberculosis (TB).