Recurrence of tuberculosis at a Sydney chest clinic between 1994 and 2006: reactivation or reinfection?

  title={Recurrence of tuberculosis at a Sydney chest clinic between 1994 and 2006: reactivation or reinfection?},
  author={Claudia Caroline Dobler and Guy B Marks and Sheila E Simpson and A. B. Crawford},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={188 3},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence of recurrence of culture-positive tuberculosis (TB) and the relative contributions of reinfection and reactivation (based on DNA fingerprinting). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Retrospective analysis of all culture-positive TB notifications between 1994 and 2006 from Liverpool Chest Clinic in the south-west of Sydney. Patients with more than one notification of culture-positive TB during this period were identified. Genotyping of Mycobacterium… CONTINUE READING
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