Concurrent influenza virus infection and tuberculosis in patients hospitalized with respiratory illness in Thailand
Article first published online: 21 JUL 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 244–248, May 2013
How to Cite
Roth, S., Whitehead, S., Thamthitiwat, S., Chittaganpitch, M., Maloney, S. A., Baggett, H. C. and Olsen, S. J. (2013), Concurrent influenza virus infection and tuberculosis in patients hospitalized with respiratory illness in Thailand. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7: 244–248. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2012.00413.x
- Issue published online: 17 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 21 JUL 2012
- Accepted 16 June 2012. Published Online 21 July 2012.
- respiratory diseases;
Thailand, where influenza viruses circulate year-round, is one of 22 WHO-designated high-burden countries for tuberculosis (TB). Surveillance for hospitalized respiratory illness between 2003 and 2011 revealed 23 (<1% of 7180 tested) with concurrent influenza and TB. Only two persons were previously known to have TB suggesting that acute respiratory illness may bring patients to medical attention and lead to TB diagnosis. Influenza/TB was not associated with higher disease severity or mortality.