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MEDISAN

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QUINTERO SALCEDO, Sahily et al. Clinical and epidemiological characterization of patients with tuberculosis diagnosed in "Celia Sánchez Manduley" Provincial Hospital. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.6, pp.799-805. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive, retrospective and longitudinal study of 63 patients with tuberculosis, assisted in "Celia Sánchez Manduley" Teaching Clinical-Surgical University Hospital, Manzanillo, Granma province was carried out from the 2009 to 2011, aimed at characterizing them according to interesting clinical and epidemiological factors. Among the analyzed variables there were: age, sex, origin, risk factors, clinical forms of tuberculosis, type of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and cases category. Male sex, the age groups 45-65, most of them coming from rural areas; alcohol consumption as associated risk factor and the pulmonary forms with positive bacilloscopy as the most frequent clinical forms prevailed in the case material. Most of the confirmed cases were new

Keywords : lung tuberculosis; epidemiological risk factor; associate risk factor; secondary health care.

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