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Table 2 Primary causes of death among new culture positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients, Norway, 1996–2002*

From: Treatment outcome of new culture positive pulmonary tuberculosis in Norway

Tuberculosis mentioned on the death certificate
Yes (N = 43) No (N = 14))
Tuberculosis (N = 23) Heart failure (N = 1)
Acute myocardial infarction (N = 3) Unspecified HIV disease (N = 1)
Heart failure (N = 2) Unspecified non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (N = 1)
Unspecified cardiac arrest (N = 1) Amyloidosis (N = 1)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (N = 2) Multiple myeloma (N = 1)
Chronic ishaemic heart disease (N = 2) Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of opoids (N = 1)
Paroxysmal tachycardia (N = 1) Mental and behavioural disorders due to multiple drug use and use of other psychoactive substances (N = 1)
Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (N = 1) Malignant neoplasm of bronchus and lung (N = 5)
Unspecified respiratory failure (N = 1) Liver cell carcinoma (N = 1)
Unspecified HIV disease (N = 1) Other ill-defined and specified causes of mortality (N = 1)
Other acute viral hepatitis (N = 1)  
Unspecified sepsis (N = 1)  
Unspecified non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (N = 1)  
Spinal muscular atrophy and related syndromes (N = 1)  
Malignant neoplasm of breast (N = 1)  
Malignant neoplasm of bronchus and lung (N = 1)  
  1. *The cause of death was unknown for one patient
  2. Including respiratory and miliary tuberculosis