This study evaluated the efficacy of radiographic screening for tuberculosis in correctional facilities.
Inmates at an admission facility in New York.
NY, were screened for tuberculosis by registry cross-match, symptom interviews, tuberculin testing, and chest radiography.
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.
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.