Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Infections

  • Authors: Richard E. Chaisson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 3/30/17 (What's New)


  • United States epidemiology of TB is summarized in Table 3[MMWR 2016; MMWR 2014; Salinas 2016]
  • Relative to comparator groups, prevalence of LTBI is higher among men; Asians, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic blacks; those living below the poverty level; those with less education; and those who are foreign born[Mancuso 2016]
  • TB incidence decreased in the United States from 1993 to 2013, where it has remained relatively stable at 3.0 new cases/100,000[MMWR 2014; Salinas 2016; MMWR 2016]

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