[Validity of "the risk index" to predict the infectiousness of tuberculosis patients].

@article{Toyota1994ValidityO,
  title={[Validity of "the risk index" to predict the infectiousness of tuberculosis patients].},
  author={Makoto Toyota},
  journal={Kekkaku : [Tuberculosis]},
  year={1994},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={375-7}
}
It has been proposed that "the risk index" obtained by multiplying the score of sputum-smear examination (Gaffky number) by the duration of symptomatic period in months is useful for the prediction of the infectiousness of a tuberculosis patient. To verify this theory, contacts examination of 498 index cases, who were newly registered by the Kochi Chuo Health Center from 1986 to 1988 as pulmonary tuberculosis patients, was carried out. Of the index cases, 58 cases (11.6%) were suspected to be… CONTINUE READING

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