GENITOURINARY TUBERCULOSIS - A REVIEW OF 83 CASES
We evaluated 83 cases of genito-urinary tuberculosis retrospectively. Flank pain and non-specific urinary complaints were the major symptoms. Although some authors prefer short-term medical therapy, the relapse rate in our series with six-month therapy was 22%, and we therefore suggest a therapy period of at least 12 months is necessary. The poor nutritional status and social conditions characteristic of subjects from our region may, however, be a factor in this high relapse rate.