Infection and disease among household contacts of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

@article{Teixeira2001InfectionAD,
  title={Infection and disease among household contacts of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.},
  author={Lenise Arneiro Teixeira and M. Dean Perkins and John Louis Stanley Johnson and Roland Keller and Mo{\'i}ses Palaci and Vald{\'e}rio do Valle Dettoni and L M Canedo Rocha and Sara M. Debanne and Elizabeth Talbot and Reynaldo Dietze},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          321-8
        }
}
SETTING Urban public teaching and referral hospital in Espirito Santo, Brazil. OBJECTIVE To assess whether rates of infection and progression to active tuberculosis (TB) differed between household contacts of patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) and drug susceptible (DS) pulmonary tuberculosis. DESIGN Household contacts were assessed for evidence of TB infection and disease by purified protein derivative (PPD) skin testing, physical examination, chest X-ray, and sputum smear and culture… CONTINUE READING

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