Tugar Short-course rifampin and pyrazinamide compared with isonoazid for latent tuberculosis infection: Global tuberculosis report Risk of tuberculin skin test conversion among health care workers: Greater acceptance of initiating therapy was observed in all the DOT therapies. For this reason, TST is not routinely performed on tuberculksis patients. Detecting latent tuberculosis infection in Hemodialysis patients: Drug dependence, a possible new risk factor for tuberculosis disease. A positive chest x-ray increased the rate of detection of patients with latent TB infection up to Clin Infect Dis ; The pulmonologist found evidence of previous tuberculosis infection in 14 cases However, these conclusions depend largely on the population studied.
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Test de tuberculina. The patients and methods used were the following: All patients admitted to a prison from the 1st of September to the 1st of June , with no history of tuberculosis or tuberculosis infection and classified as uninfected according to Spanish criteria after a tuberculin test.
A second test was carried out between days after the first, bearing in mind the same criteria of reactors to tuberculin as with the first. Logistic regression analyses were made. The results showed that In the multivariate analysis, inmates older than 34 O.
The yield from the second tuberculin test is extremely high, which may be explained more by the highly endemic level of tuberculosis infection in this environment, than by BCG vaccination. A systematic secondary tuberculin test program is recommended so as adequately classify the highest possible number of subjects infected with M. This program would be of individual and collective benefit in an environment of high transmission risk.
Key Words: Prisons. Tuberculin test. Este sistema, en dos escalones, tiene por objeto detectar infectados, normalmente antiguos, que en una primera prueba de la tuberculina pueden no ser clasificados como tales por una pobre o una falta de respuesta inmune al PPD. Tabla I y Figura I. El rendimiento de la segunda prueba de la tuberculina es muy elevado. Ministerio del Interior. Madrid, The TB skin test.
Am Rev Respir Dis ; Guidelines for preventing the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in health-care facilities Sokal JE. Measurement of delayed skin-test responses. N Engl J Med ; Grupo de Trabajo sobre Tuberculosis. Med Clin Barc ; Johnsen C. Evaluation of two-step tuberculin testing in a Massachusetts correctional facility.
Am J Infect Control ; 23 3 : Two-step tuberculin skin testing in HIV-infected persons in Uganda. Am J Infect Control Jun; 25 3 : Evaluation of the two-step tuberculin skin test in health care workers at an inner-city medical center.
Occup Environ Med May; 41 5 : Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin ; 14 2 : Med Clin Barc ; 10; 2 : Documento de consenso sobre el estudio de contactos en los pacientes tuberculosos.
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