Association between smoking and tuberculosis infection: a population survey in a high tuberculosis incidence area.

@article{Boon2005AssociationBS,
  title={Association between smoking and tuberculosis infection: a population survey in a high tuberculosis incidence area.},
  author={Saskia Den Boon and Sven Lill and M. W. Borgdorff and Suzanne Verver and Eric D Bateman and C. J. Lombard and Donald A. Enarson and Nulda Beyers},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 7},
  pages={555-7}
}
BACKGROUND Associations between smoking and tuberculosis disease including death from tuberculosis have been reported, but there are few reports on the influence of smoking on the risk of developing Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The aim of this study was to determine the association between smoking and M tuberculosis infection. METHODS In a cross sectional population survey, data on smoking and tuberculin skin test (TST) results of 2401 adults aged > or =15 years were compared… CONTINUE READING

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