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Transmission of Tuberculosis Among Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus at a University Hospital in Brazil

Mariângela R. Resende , MD, PhD, Maria Cecília B. Villares , BS, PhD and Marcelo de C. Ramos , MD, PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 25, No. 12 (December 2004), pp. 1115-1117
DOI: 10.1086/502354
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502354
Page Count: 12
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Transmission of Tuberculosis Among Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus at a University Hospital in Brazil
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Abstract

ABSTRACT This study evaluated the IS6110‐RFLP patterns of 109 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates of patients with HIV cared for at a Brazilian university hospital. Thirteen clusters involving 35 (32.1%) individuals were identified. Nosocomial transmission was possible in 5 cases. Strategies to prevent M. tuberculosis transmission should be implemented in hospitals in developing countries.

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