Samuel W. Dooley, MD; William R. Jarvis, MD; William J. Marione, MD; Dixie E. Snider, MD, MPH
As recently as 10 years ago, tuberculosis was rapidly disappearing from the United States. Reported cases of tuberculosis were decreasing an average of almost 6% each year, from over 84 000 cases in 1953 to 22 255 cases in 1984. Beginning in 1985, however, the decades-long decline in tuberculosis cases reversed dramatically, and from 1985 to 1991, an 18.4% increase was noted in reported cases (1) (Centers for Disease Control [CDC]. Unpublished data). One reason for this reversal is reactivation of latent tuberculous infection in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (2, 3).
Against this background of the increasing
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Dooley SW, Jarvis WR, Marione WJ, Snider DE. Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:257-259. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-3-257
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(3):257-259.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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