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Document ID (ISN)39565
CIS number 83-743
ISSN - Serial title 0003-0805 - American Review of Respiratory Disease
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Catanzaro A.
Title Nosocomial tuberculosis
Bibliographic information May 1982, Vol.125, No.5, p.559-562. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) hospitals; tuberculosis
Descriptors (secondary) infection control; exposure evaluation; disinfection of air
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases