Tuberculosis and older people
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Tuberculosis and older people

Jane Scullion Respiratory Nurse Consultant, UHL Glenfield Site, Aberdeen University Department of General Practice and Primary Care

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Tuberculosis is a disease with a long history and although concerted efforts have been made to eradicate it, cases have increased in numbers since 1985. This article considers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment and explains how older people with TB present particular difficulties for those caring for them.

Nursing Older People. 15, 3, 23-27. doi: 10.7748/nop2003.

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