Extrapulmonary tuberculosis in an immigrant society: clinical and demographic aspects of 92 cases

Rev Infect Dis. Jan-Feb 1991;13(1):177-9. doi: 10.1093/clinids/12.5.177.

Abstract

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis accounted for 33% of all new cases of tuberculosis identified at the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva, Israel, during a 10-year period. The most common types of extrapulmonary infection diagnosed were genitourinary tuberculosis (54% of patients), lymphadenitis (13%), pleural tuberculosis (9%), and tuberculosis of bones and joints (8%). Of 92 patients, 51% were Jews of Ethiopian origin, 29% were Jews of non-Ethiopian origin, and 20% were Bedouins. Thus, extrapulmonary tuberculosis remains a significant problem for Israel's heterogeneous population.

MeSH terms

  • Ethiopia / ethnology
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Humans
  • Israel / epidemiology
  • Jews
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tuberculosis / epidemiology*
  • Tuberculosis / ethnology
  • Tuberculosis, Lymph Node / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis, Lymph Node / ethnology
  • Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular / ethnology
  • Tuberculosis, Pleural / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis, Pleural / ethnology
  • Tuberculosis, Urogenital / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis, Urogenital / ethnology