Investigation of the risk factors for tuberculosis: a case-control study in three countries in West Africa.

@article{Lienhardt2005InvestigationOT,
  title={Investigation of the risk factors for tuberculosis: a case-control study in three countries in West Africa.},
  author={Christian Lienhardt and Katherine R Fielding and Jackson S. Sillah and Boubacar Bah and Per Gustafson and David K. Warndorff and Mark David Palayew and Ida Marie Lisse and Simon D Donkor and Sanata Diallo and Kebba Manneh and Richard A. Adegbola and Peter Aaby and Oumou Bah-Sow and Steve Bennett and Keith Pwj McAdam},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={914-23}
}
BACKGROUND Host-related and environment-related factors have been shown to play a role in the development of tuberculosis (TB), but few studies were carried out to identify their respective roles in resource-poor countries. METHODS A multicentre case-control study was conducted in Guinée, Guinea Bissau, and The Gambia, from January 1999 to March 2001. Cases were newly detected smear positive TB patients. Two controls were recruited for each case, one within the household of the case, and one… CONTINUE READING