Tuberculosis Complicated by Diabetes Mellitus at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, China

An association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and tuberculosis (TB) has been implied for a long time. In this study, the TB relapse rate (2 years after discharge) was higher in DM patients than in non-diabetic patients (20% versus 5.3%). Also, the frequency of multidrug-resistant-TB among DM patients with TB was higher than that among TB patients.

Document Date: 17 July, 2009
Author: Qing Zhang and others
Country: China