Een uitbraak van multiresistente tuberculose uit Oost-Europa in Nederland

Translated title of the contribution: An outbreak of multiresistant tuberculosis from Eastern Europe in the Netherlands

G. De Vries, R. Van Altena, D. Van Soolingen, J. F. Broekmans, N. A H Van Hest

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Abstract

Infectious multiresistant pulmonary tuberculosis was diagnosed in a 24-year-old woman from an Eastern European country who resided in the Netherlands illegally. Her chest X-ray showed extensive cavitating lesions in both lungs. The patient was infectious for a long time and contact investigation revealed 2 other cases of multiresistant tuberculosis, her boyfriend aged 39 and his father, aged 58 years. Transmission from the index case was confirmed by DNA fingerprinting. Seven contacts had a latent tuberculosis infection. All 3 tuberculosis patients were successfully treated, while a number of the infected contacts received preventive treatment. Multiresistant tuberculosis is on the rise in Eastern Europe. It is a serious disease with a high mortality rate despite treatment and has considerable social implications. This outbreak emphasises the necessity of maintaining an efficient tuberculosis control network in low incidence countries, such as the Netherlands. This is the first time an outbreak of multiresistant tuberculosis of this magnitude is described in the Netherlands.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1921-1924
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume149
Issue number35
StatePublished - Aug 27 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Eastern Europe
Netherlands
Disease Outbreaks
Tuberculosis
Latent Tuberculosis
DNA Fingerprinting
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Fathers
Thorax
X-Rays
Lung
Mortality
Incidence
Therapeutics

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De Vries, G., Van Altena, R., Van Soolingen, D., Broekmans, J. F., & Van Hest, N. A. H. (2005). Een uitbraak van multiresistente tuberculose uit Oost-Europa in Nederland. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 149(35), 1921-1924.

Een uitbraak van multiresistente tuberculose uit Oost-Europa in Nederland. / De Vries, G.; Van Altena, R.; Van Soolingen, D.; Broekmans, J. F.; Van Hest, N. A H.

In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, Vol. 149, No. 35, 27.08.2005, p. 1921-1924.

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De Vries, G, Van Altena, R, Van Soolingen, D, Broekmans, JF & Van Hest, NAH 2005, 'Een uitbraak van multiresistente tuberculose uit Oost-Europa in Nederland', Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, vol. 149, no. 35, pp. 1921-1924.
De Vries G, Van Altena R, Van Soolingen D, Broekmans JF, Van Hest NAH. Een uitbraak van multiresistente tuberculose uit Oost-Europa in Nederland. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 2005 Aug 27;149(35):1921-1924.
De Vries, G. ; Van Altena, R. ; Van Soolingen, D. ; Broekmans, J. F. ; Van Hest, N. A H. / Een uitbraak van multiresistente tuberculose uit Oost-Europa in Nederland. In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 2005 ; Vol. 149, No. 35. pp. 1921-1924.
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