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A case study of female genital tuberculosis in a Western European setting


Kocher, C; Weber, R; Friedl, A (2011). A case study of female genital tuberculosis in a Western European setting. Infection, 39(1):59-63.

Abstract

We have studied five women with genital tuberculosis (TB), which is an uncommon disease in Western European countries. However, young women that have emigrated from a country with high TB-prevalence and have complaints of unexplained infertility and nonspecific abdominal or pelvic symptoms should be checked for this disease. Because genital tuberculosis frequently causes infertility, early diagnosis and treatment are crucial, necessitating rapid microscopic, histological, and microbiological (culture) testing in suspected cases.

Abstract

We have studied five women with genital tuberculosis (TB), which is an uncommon disease in Western European countries. However, young women that have emigrated from a country with high TB-prevalence and have complaints of unexplained infertility and nonspecific abdominal or pelvic symptoms should be checked for this disease. Because genital tuberculosis frequently causes infertility, early diagnosis and treatment are crucial, necessitating rapid microscopic, histological, and microbiological (culture) testing in suspected cases.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:08 Feb 2011 15:17
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:44
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0300-8126
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s15010-010-0066-4
PubMed ID:21153428

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