Characteristics of active tuberculosis patients requiring ıntensive care monitoring and factors affecting mortality
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CitationKosar AF, Dalar L, Eryuksel E, Uysal P, Akbas T, Kekecoglu A. Characteristics of active tuberculosis patients requiring ıntensive care monitoring and factors affecting mortality. Tuberc Respir Dis. 2016; 79(3): 158-164. doi.org/10.4046/trd.2016.79.3.158
Background: One to three percent of cases of acute tuberculosis (TB) require monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU). The purpose of this study is to establish and determine the mortality rate and discuss the causes of high mortality in these cases, and to evaluate the clinical and laboratory findings of TB patients admitted to the pulmonary ICU. Methods: The data of patients admitted to the ICU of Yedikule Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Education and Research Hospital due to active TB were retrospectively evaluated. Demographic characteristics, medical history, and clinical and laboratory findings were evaluated.