In 2008 extrapulmonary tuberculosis accounted for 25% of the 367 cases of tuberculosis reported in Denmark. The majority of cases was seen in immigrants with 43% of the cases being extrapulmonary compared with 11% in ethnic Danes. Lymph nodes are most frequently affected followed by tuberculosis in pleura, bones and joints, the central nervous system, and the intraabdominal organs; but all organs can be affected. The treatment is standard therapy with four drugs for two months; in meningitis and pericarditis followed by at least four months with two drugs and corticosteroids.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2011, Vol 173, Issue 12, p. 886-9
Antitubercular Agents; Denmark; Emigrants and Immigrants; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Tuberculosis