Is alcohol use associated with cavitary disease in tuberculosis?

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Is alcohol use associated with cavitary disease in tuberculosis?

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Alcohol mediates detrimental alterations in the immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The association between quantity and frequency of alcohol use and the prevalence of cavitary disease in tuberculosis (TB) has not been analyzed. To investigate the relationship of alcohol use and the prevalence of cavitary disease in a 6-year population-based data set of individuals with TB.

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