volume 93, issue 3, P547-548 2015
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0264
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Abstract: Abstract. In countries with a high-burden of tuberculosis (TB), it has been well established that there is an increased incidence of TB among patients with diabetes. However, in countries with a low burden of TB there are conflicting reports. This study aimed to determine if diabetes was associated with TB in patients admitted to a teaching hospital in tropical Australia. A 20-year retrospective study found patients with comorbid diabetes were seven times overrepresented in the TB patient population when comp…

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