Exposure to combustion of solid fuel and tuberculosis: a matched case-control study.

@article{Gninafon2011ExposureTC,
  title={Exposure to combustion of solid fuel and tuberculosis: a matched case-control study.},
  author={Martin Gninafon and Gabriel Ad{\'e} and Nadia A{\"i}t-Khaled and Donald A. Enarson and Chen-Yuan Chiang},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={132-8}
}
The present study was conducted in Benin to ascertain the association between exposure to combustion of solid fuel (coal and biomass) and tuberculosis. Cases were consecutive, sputum smear-positive tuberculosis patients never previously treated for tuberculosis for as long as 1 month. Two controls were selected from the neighbourhood of each case, matched by age and sex by a predefined procedure. A total of 200 new smear-positive cases and 400 neighbourhood controls were enrolled. In univariate… CONTINUE READING

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