GENITOURINARY TUBERCULOSIS - A REVIEW OF 83 CASES


GOKALP A., GULTEKIN E., OZDAMAR S.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.44, no.12, pp.599-600, 1990 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-600

Abstract

We evaluated 83 cases of genito-urinary tuberculosis retrospectively. Flank pain and non-specific urinary complaints were the major symptoms. Although some authors prefer short-term medical therapy, the relapse rate in our series with six-month therapy was 22%, and we therefore suggest a therapy period of at least 12 months is necessary. The poor nutritional status and social conditions characteristic of subjects from our region may, however, be a factor in this high relapse rate.