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  1. Fulltext. Abnormal chest X-rays in intravenous drug users : implications for tuberculosis screening programs.

    Article - En anglais



    The purpose of the study was to (1) determine the prevalence of significant abnormalities in routine chest x-rays used to screen for pulmonary tuberculosis in intravenous drug users and (2) evaluate the ability of the purified protein derivative skin test to identify person with such abnormalities.


    We conducted a cross-sectional screening study on 1314 persons admitted to an opiate detoxification unit in an urban jail.

    Purified protein derivative tuberculin reactivity and the prevalence of abnormalities consistent with tuberculosis on screening chest x-rays were evaluated.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Programme sanitaire, Radiographie RX, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Dépistage, Test cutané, Tuberculine, Exploration radiologique, Epidémiologie, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévalence, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Technique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Sanitary program, X ray radiography, Human, Respiratory disease, Medical screening, Skin test, Tuberculin, Radiologic investigation, Epidemiology, New York, United States, North America, America, Prevalence, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Technique

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

    Cote : 93-0464389

    Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.