Tuberculosis among the homeless in Chennai city, South India.

  title={Tuberculosis among the homeless in Chennai city, South India.},
  author={Chandrakumar Dolla and C Padmapriyadarsini and A Pradeep Menon and Malaisamy Muniyandi and Srividya Adinarayanan and Gomathi Sekar and Dhanasekaran Kavitha and Srikanth Prasad Tripathy and S. S. Swaminathan},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={111 10},
Background In India from a national perspective, the incidence/prevalence of active tuberculosis (TB) among the homeless are unknown. Methods Homeless individuals, aged 15 years and above, were screened for TB by radiography and smear examination in Chennai city. Results 301 individuals were enrolled and screened for TB; 8% (24/301) had chest symptoms… CONTINUE READING