[Management of mycobacteriosis in general hospital without isolation ward for tuberculosis patients. 2. The problems of management of the patients diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis after admission to the respiratory ward of university hospital having no an isolation ward for the tuberculous patients].

Abstract

The management of 28 patients, diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis by bacteriological or pathologic findings after the administration to the Koshigaya Hospital of Dokkyo university school of Medicine from January 1994 through September 1997, which had no an isolation ward for tuberculosis patients was analyzed. The mean age of the patients was 50.6 +/- 16.7 (18-85), and the number of male and female patients was 22 and 6 respectively. The underlying diseases found in 10 patients were gastric cancer, breast cancer, osteochondrosarcoma, collagen disease, diabetes mellitus, liver cirrhosis, pneumoconiosis, and bronchial asthma. Two patients were complicated by a lung cancer. Six of 28 patients showed smear-positive and culture-positive specimens and 22 of 28 patients showed smear-negative and culture-positive specimens. The detection of mycobacterial DNA in the samples after amplification by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) used in 15 patients and was positive for 7 of 15 patients. The pathological study of the specimens obtained by Transbronchial lung biopsy was performed for 14 patients. The pathological findings were compatible with tuberculosis in 7 of 14 patients. The chief complaints of the 11 patients admitted to the hospital with in 3 days after first visit, were fever in all patients and in 5 patients with pleural effusion. A few patients showed smear-negative and PCR positive specimens and complicated by lung cancer or other malignancy, were treated in non isolation ward in the particular case of emergency evacuation before admission, careful examination such as a tuberculin test, bacterial examination, and PCR of sputum should be performed in the patients suspected of having pulmonary tuberculosis. The patients isolating tubercule bacilli after administration should be transferred to the hospital with isolated ward for tuberculosis or isolated room in general hospital in the particular case of emergency evacuation with the greatest care.

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@article{Hiraoka1999ManagementOM, title={[Management of mycobacteriosis in general hospital without isolation ward for tuberculosis patients. 2. The problems of management of the patients diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis after admission to the respiratory ward of university hospital having no an isolation ward for the tuberculous patients].}, author={Hironori Hiraoka and Ken Hashimoto and Ai Akiyama and Toshiaki Abe and Hiroki Fujiwara and Yosuke Yamai and Isao Motomura and Shigeru Okuyama and Ken Nagao}, journal={Kekkaku : [Tuberculosis]}, year={1999}, volume={74 2}, pages={133-7} }