n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Female genital tuberculosis : review article




Extracted from text ... REVIEW 6 Female genital tuberculosis rates range from 6% to as high as 21%.12, 13 Classically, genital tract TB has been described as a disease of young women, with 80-90% of cases first diagnosed in patients aged 20-40yrs, often during investigation for infertility.4, 12 More recent data suggest that the peak age prevalence of genital tract TB may be rising to the 40 -50 year old age group.12, 15, 16 Pathogenesis Tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Cell-mediated hypersensitivity is a characteristic of tuberculosis and is an important determinant of the disease.4 Nearly all ..


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