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  1. Tuberculosis: the ultimate health risk?

    Article - En anglais


    To examine the reasons behind the increase in tuberculosis (TB) cases seen in the United States since 1984.

    Data sources

    Journals and governmental agency publications from the United States and Europe published since 1989.

    Study selection

    Determined by the authors.

    Data extraction

    Jointly by the authors.

    Data synthesis

    The incidence of TB in the United States declined steadily for thirty years until 1984.

    Since then, the number of cases has increased yearly.

    Coincidentally, multiple-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDRTB) has emerged.

    Effective therapy against MDRTB has not yet been determined.

    Patients who test positive for the human immunodeficiency virus are at high risk, though their diagnosis is problematic for several reasons.

    Laboratory diagnosis of TB has traditionally taken weeks, but new techniques have shortened diagnosis times.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Diagnostic, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Résistance traitement, Antituberculeux, Exploration microbiologique, Biologie clinique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, United States, North America, America, Human, Negative therapeutic reaction, Antituberculous agent, Microbiological investigation, Clinical biology

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

    Cote : 93-0553435

    Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.