Prevalence and risk factors associated with tuberculin skin test positivity among household contacts of smear-positive pulnionary tuberculosis cases in Umerkot, Pakistan.

@article{Rathi2002PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors associated with tuberculin skin test positivity among household contacts of smear-positive pulnionary tuberculosis cases in Umerkot, Pakistan.},
  author={Suresh Kumar Rathi and Saeed Akhtar and Mohammad H Rahbar and Syed Iqbal Azam},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 10},
  pages={851-7}
}
STUDY POPULATION AND SETTING Household contacts of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) sputum smear-positive tuberculosis patients in the Umerkot Taluka, Sindh, Pakistan. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of and identify risk factors associated with tuberculin skin test (TST) positivity among household contacts of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) sputum smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis cases. DESIGN A cross-sectional study of household contacts of AFB sputum smear-positive tuberculosis cases, registered… CONTINUE READING
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