[A clinical observation of genitourinary tract tuberculosis during the last decade]

Y Ishibashi, T Takeda, R Nishimura, H Ohshima
Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica 1985, 31 (1): 107-12
Altogether, 92 patients were diagnosed as having genitourinary tuberculosis, and were treated at our clinic from 1972 to 1981. These patients form the basis for our statistical study. The incidence of genitourinary tuberculosis among our new outpatients showed a tendency to decrease and was less than 0.4% during the last five years. The mean age of the genitourinary tuberculosis patients was 42.8, rather higher than ten years ago. Of these, 41% had a history of tuberculosis and 54% chiefly complained of bladder-related symptoms. Tubercle bacilli were detected in 87% of the patients. About 45% of the patients with urinary tuberculosis underwent nephrectomy, which was indicated principally in cases of non-functioning kidneys and severe hydronephrosis. A combination of PAS, INH, and RFP was used most often and was administered in 58 cases. Used second most often was a combination of SM, PAS, and INH (administered in 46 cases).

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