State of Affairs of Tuberculosis in Prison Facilities: A Systematic Review of Screening Practices and Recommendations for Best TB Control

@inproceedings{Melchers2013StateOA,
  title={State of Affairs of Tuberculosis in Prison Facilities: A Systematic Review of Screening Practices and Recommendations for Best TB Control},
  author={Natalie V S Vinkeles Melchers and Sabine L. van Elsland and Joep M. A. Lange and M. W. Borgdorff and Jan van den Hombergh},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Prisoners are at high risk of developing tuberculosis (TB), causing morbidity and mortality. Prison facilities encounter many challenges in TB screening procedures and TB control. This review explores screening practices for detection of TB and describes limitations of TB control in prison facilities worldwide. METHODS A systematic search of online databases (e.g., PubMed and Embase) and conference abstracts was carried out. Research papers describing screening and diagnostic… CONTINUE READING
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