Néphrologie & Thérapeutique


Tuberculosis in the 21st century: A narrative review Volume 15, supplément 1, Avril 2019


1 IntroductionTuberculosis is a common infectious disease, usually transmitted by cough aerosol. It is caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, and histologically characterised by necrotising granulomatous inflammation, usually in the respiratory system (approximately 85% of cases), but any extrapulmonary site, including the lymph nodes and genitourinary tissues, can be affected. It is generally believed that tuberculosis originated about 70,000 years ago, at the time of the migration of [...]