Extensive transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among congregated, HIV-infected prison inmates in South Carolina, United States.

@article{McLaughlin2003ExtensiveTO,
  title={Extensive transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among congregated, HIV-infected prison inmates in South Carolina, United States.},
  author={Steven I McLaughlin and Philip R. Spradling and Daniel Drociuk and Ren{\'e}e Ridzon and Carol Pozsik and Ida M. Onorato},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 7},
  pages={665-72}
}
BACKGROUND In August 1999, a prison inmate infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). This source patient lived in a prison dormitory housing over 300 HIV-infected men, and was symptomatic for at least 2 months prior to diagnosis. We report a large outbreak of TB in HIV-infected prison inmates with subsequent transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis outside the prison. METHODS Exposed inmates were screened by symptom review, chest… CONTINUE READING