Recent trends in tuberculosis, Japan.
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Recent trends in tuberculosis, Japan.
  • Published Date:

    2000 Nov-Dec

  • Source:
    Emerg Infect Dis. 6(6):566-568.
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    Emerg Infect Dis
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    Despite a decline after World War II, the rate of tuberculosis in Japan remains high. Infection is heavily concentrated in the > or =60-year age group, and 82% of patients are > or =40 years of age. The success rate for treatment of smear-positive patients is 78%. Multidrug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are rare.
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