Prolonged in-hospital exposure to an infant with active pulmonary tuberculosis

M. L Ciofi Degli Atti, G. Castelli Gattinara, G. Ciliento, L. Lancella, C. Russo, L. Coltella, M. R. Vinci, S. Zaffina, M. Raponi

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Abstract

Active pulmonary tuberculosis was diagnosed in a 4-month-old infant 16 days after hospitalization; 186 exposed individuals were traced and one conversion detected. Although the risk of tuberculosis transmission in paediatric hospitals is low, paediatricians in low-incidence countries should maintain a high level of alert for timely identification of cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume139
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections
  • paediatrics
  • tuberculosis (TB)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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