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ID (ISN) del documento39565
Número CIS 83-743
ISSN - Título de la serie 0003-0805 - American Review of Respiratory Disease
Año 1982
Número de serie
Autor(es) Catanzaro A.
Título Nosocomial tuberculosis
Información bibliográfica May 1982, Vol.125, No.5, p.559-562. Illus. 13 ref.
Resumen The rate of skin test conversion was determined for hospital staff exposed to a smear-negative, culture-positive patient in respiratory intensive care unit. The patient required bronchoscopy, intubation and assisted ventilation. 31% of susceptible, exposed nurses converted their PPD skin test and, of this group, 10 were present at the time of bronchoscopy. During the bronchoscopy the case generated 249 infectious units per hour which resulted in 1 infectious unit of tuberculosis in each 68.9 cu.ft.(2m3) of air. Improved ventilation, high efficiency filters and ultraviolet irradiation are recommended for air cleaning.
Descriptores (primarios) hospitales; tuberculosis
Descriptores (secundarios) prevención del contagio; valoración de la exposición; desinfección del aire
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases