Yield of contact investigations in households of patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Shah2014YieldOC,
  title={Yield of contact investigations in households of patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={N Sarita Shah and Courtney M. Yuen and Moonseong Heo and Arielle Woloshin Tolman and Mercedes C. Becerra},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={381-91}
}
Contact investigations among individuals living with drug-susceptible tuberculosis patients (source cases) have shown a high yield of tuberculosis disease and latent tuberculosis, but the yield of such investigations in households of drug-resistant tuberculosis source cases is unknown. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we found 25 studies that evaluated a median of 111 (interquartile range, 21-302) household contacts of drug-resistant tuberculosis source cases. The pooled yield was 7… CONTINUE READING

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