Risk factors for tuberculosis infection and disease.

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study among patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis and their close contacts to identify clinical and socio-economic risk factors for tuberculosis infection and disease. Ninety patients and 277 contacts were enrolled. The prevalence of infection was 45% [95% confidence interval (CI): 39-51%] among contacts. Factors… (More)

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@article{Ponticiello2002RiskFF, title={Risk factors for tuberculosis infection and disease.}, author={Antonio Ponticiello and Gennaro Mazzarella and M Gilli and Chiara Pisanti and Alessandro Sanduzzi}, journal={Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace}, year={2002}, volume={57 3-4}, pages={169-72} }