The incidence of tuberculosis and drug resistance is increasing in the United States, but it is not clear how much of the increase is due to reactivation of latent infection and how much to recent transmission.
We performed DNA fingerprinting using restriction-fragment-length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of at least one isolate from every patient with confirmed tuberculosis at a major hospital in the Bronx, New York, from December 1,1989, through December 31,1992.
Medical records and census-tract data were reviewed for relevant clinical, social, and demographic data.
Of 130 patients with tuberculosis, 104 adults (80 percent) had complete medical records and isolates whose DNA fingerprints could be evaluated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Poumon, Transmission homme homme, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, New York, Poumon pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Lung, Transmission from man to man, Human, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, New York, Lung disease, Respiratory disease
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Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199501.