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Volume 12, Number 9—September 2006

Dispatch

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis among Somalis in Minnesota1

R. Bryan Rock*†, Wendy M. Sutherland‡, Cristina Baker*†, and David N. Williams*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; †Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; ‡Minnesota Department of Health, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

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Table

Characteristics of 239 Somali patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Minnesota, 1993–2003*

Characteristic No. (%)
Age, y
<15 20 (8)
15–24 102 (43)
25–44 99 (41)
45–64 10 (4)
>65 8 (3)
Sex
Male 111(46)
Female 128 (54)
Immigration status
Refugee 178 (74)
Other immigrant 16 (7)
Other/unknown 45 (19)
TST status (n = 210)
Positive 201 (96)
Negative 9 (4)
HIV status (n = 179)
Positive 2 (1)
Negative 177 (99)
Culture status, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (n = 239)
Positive 197 (82)
Negative 42 (18)
Drug resistance (n = 197)
Any first-line drug† 35 (18)
INH 32 (16)
RIF 5 (3)
EMB 4 (2)
PZA 4(2)
MDRTB‡ 5 (3)

*TST, tuberculin skin test; INH, isoniazid; RIF, rifampin; EMB, ethambutol; PZA, pyrazinamide; MDRTB, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
†INH, RIF, EMB, PZA.
‡Resistant to at least INH and RIF.

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1Presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America 41st Annual Meeting [abstract 414], October 9–12, 2003, San Diego, California, USA.

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