The present epidemic of tuberculosis has increased the risk of transmission of tuberculosis to health care workers in general and emergency department staff in particular, who often treat patients with tuberculosis before their diagnosis.
The purpose of this study was to determine the risk of tuberculosis exposure among the nursing and physician staff of an urban ED.
Observational study of self-reported purified protein derivative (PPD) skin test results and tuberculosis exposure.
Urban, public ED.
Attending physicians, resident physicians, and registered nurses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Epidémie, Exposition professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Homme, Etats Unis, Médecine travail, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Epidemic, Occupational exposure, Health staff, Hospital ward, Emergency, Human, United States, Occupational medicine, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0601869
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.