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Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008

Research

Tuberculosis from Mycobacterium bovis in Binational Communities, United States

Timothy C. Rodwell*Comments to Author , Marisa Moore†‡, Kathleen S. Moser†, Stephanie K. Brodine§, and Steffanie A. Strathdee*
Author affiliations: *University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, USA; †County of San Diego Health and Human Services, San Diego, California, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Diego, California, USA; §San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA;

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Table 5

Primary causes of death before treatment completion in Mycobacterium bovis and M. tuberculosis TB case-patients (n = 110), San Diego County, California, 2001–2005*

Cause of death No. (%) Mycobacterium bovis case-patients No. (%) M. tuberculosis case-patients p value†
Pulmonary TB 2 (11) 20 (22) 0.42
Extrapulmonary TB 3 (16) 8 (9) 0.58
Pulmonary NOS 0 8 (9) 0.41
HIV related 6 (32) 12 (13) 0.11
Cardiovascular 7(37) 18 (20) 0.19
Infectious (not TB) 1(5) 2 (2) 0.84
Other noninfectious disease
0
23 (25)
0.01
Total 19 91

*TB, tuberculosis; NOS, not otherwise specified.
†Fisher exact test.

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