Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Isoniazid‐Resistant Cavitary Tuberculosis in a Physician Following Isoniazid Prophylaxis

Tobi B. Karchmer , MD, MS, John D. Phipps , MD, Eve T. Giannetta , RN and Barry M. Farr , MD, MSc
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 23, No. 10 (October 2002), pp. 622-625
DOI: 10.1086/501983
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/501983
Page Count: 4
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Item Type
Article
References
Isoniazid‐Resistant Cavitary Tuberculosis in a Physician Following Isoniazid Prophylaxis
Preview not available

Abstract

ABSTRACT Single‐drug prophylaxis is recommended after tuberculin skin test conversion, but not when there is active disease on chest radiograph because resistance develops frequently. Isoniazid‐resistant tuberculosis developed in a physician receiving prophylaxis despite “faint left upper lobe soft tissue density” on chest radiograph. Ignoring active disease on chest x‐ray renders this strategy counterproductive and cost ineffective.

Page Thumbnails