Tuberc Respir Dis.  2014 Jun;76(6):257-260.

Tuberculosis Treatment in Patients with Comorbidities

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  • 1Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mdkang@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Tuberculosis is a significant infectious problem in elderly patients with comorbidities in Korea. The age-associated diseases such as malignancy and diabetes mellitus may increase the risk of tuberculosis in this population. The medication treatments of tuberculosis in patients with comorbidities can cause adverse reactions to antituberculosis drugs and inadequate treatment responses. Thus, clinicians must carefully monitor the toxicity of antituberculosis therapy and the efficacy of treatment in patients with comorbidities.

Keyword

Tuberculosis; Therapeutics; Comorbidity
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