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ID (ISN) del documento111709
Número CIS 11-0346
ISSN - Título de la serie 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Person Severo K.G., da Silva Oliveira J., Carneiro M., de Moura Valim A.R., Carlosso Krummenauer E., Goncalves Possuelo L.
Título Latent tuberculosis in nursing professionals of a Brazilian hospital
Información bibliográfica 2011, No.6:15, 12p. 17 ref.
Acceso Internet Latent_tuberculosis.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen Tuberculosis (TB) is considered an occupational disease among health-care workers (HCWs). Direct contact with TB patients leads to an increased risk to become latently infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of latent M. tuberculosis infection among nursing professionals of a hospital in Brazil, assessed by tuberculin skin test (TST). From November 2009 to May 2010, latent M. tuberculosis infection was assessed by TST in 55 nursing professionals. Epidemiological information was collected using a standardized questionnaire. A positive TST result was observed in 47.3% of the HCWs tested. There was no significant difference in TST positivity when duration of employment or professional category (technician or nurse) was evaluated. The results of this work reinforce the need for control measures to prevent latent M. tuberculosis infection among nursing professionals at the hospital where the study was conducted.
Descriptores (primarios) Brasil; reacción tuberculínica; hospitales; personal de enfermería; tasas de frecuencia
Descriptores (secundarios) tuberculosis; tests cutáneos; encuesta por cuestionario
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Health care services
Risk evaluation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases