Reasons for increased incidence of tuberculosis

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7004.570a (Published 26 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:570
  1. Alexander S Pym,
  2. Duncan R Churchill,
  3. Richard J Coker,
  4. Virginia Gleissberg
  1. Research registrar Lecturer Consultant physician Department of Genitourinary Medicine and Communicable Diseases, St Mary's Hospital and Medical School, London W2 1NY
  2. Clinical nurse specialist Chest and Allergy Clinic, St Mary's Hospital and Medical School

    Audit suggests that undernotification is common

    EDITOR,--In her editorial Janet H Darbyshire suggests that undernotification of tuberculosis, particularly in association with HIV infection, is still common.1 If sufficiently widespread, undernotification could result in underestimation of the incidence of tuberculosis, particularly in patients coinfected with HIV, with considerable public health implications. We recently audited notification of tuberculosis in patients known to be infected with HIV who were attending …

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