Background-Evidence from the United States has shown that tuberculin sensitivity increases with length of stay among residents in homes for the elderly, implying an increasing risk of infection.
There is no evidence as to whether or not residents in homes in the United Kingdom have a similar risk.
Methods-A study was undertaken to determine whether residence in a home for the elderly increases the risk of tuberculosis infection.
Over a six month period all residents in homes for the elderly in Liverpool received a tuberculin test.
A health questionnaire was completed by the field team for each resident.
A total of 2665 residents in homes for the elderly were surveyed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon, Epidémiologie, Exploration, Vieillard, Homme, Test cutané, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Tuberculine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Lung, Epidemiology, Exploration, Elderly, Human, Skin test, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Tuberculin
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0141456
Code Inist : 002B24O05. Création : 199406.