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  1. Fulltext. Universal radiographic screening for tuberculosis among inmates upon admission to jail.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study evaluated the efficacy of radiographic screening for tuberculosis in correctional facilities.

    Methods

    Inmates at an admission facility in New York.

    NY, were screened for tuberculosis by registry cross-match, symptom interviews, tuberculin testing, and chest radiography.

    Results

    Thirty-two cases of tuberculosis were detected among 4172 inmate admissions (767 cases per 100 000).

    Twenty-five inmates (78%) were previously diagnosed but incompletely treated ; all were identified by registry cross-match.

    Seven inmates (22%) were newly diagnosed, of whom four (57%) were asymptomatic, had negative skin tests, and were detected only by their abnormal radiographs.

    Conclusions

    Screening strategies that limit radiographic testing to inmates with either positive skin tests or symptoms may result in missed opportunities for diagnosing active tuberculosis.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Dépistage, Radiographie, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Poumon, Milieu carcéral, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Efficacité, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Radiodiagnostic, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Medical screening, Radiography, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Lung, Carceral environment, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Efficiency, Human, United States, North America, America, Radiodiagnosis, Respiratory disease, Lung disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0478697

    Code Inist : 002B05B02O. Création : 03/02/1998.



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