Estudio de los factores asociados a la infección tuberculosa latente en inmigrantes menores de 35 años

Translated title of the contribution: Factors associated with latent tuberculous infection in immigrants less than 35 years old

Carlos Bran, Jordi Gómez I Prat, Joan A. Caylá, Patricia García De Olalla

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. To analyze the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection in immigrants. METHOD. A review was performed of patients less than 35 years old who were seen in an imported disease unit in Barcelona (Spain). RESULTS. A total of 837 tuberculin tests were performed, 728 were read and 351 (48.2%) cases of latent tuberculosis infection were detected. Older patients and those from Africa showed the highest prevalence. CONCLUSIONS. Immigrants in our setting present a high prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection. Few patients follow all the indications, making it necessary to improve strategies directed toward screening and diagnosis, as well as prescription and compliance with preventive treatment.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)322-325
Number of pages4
JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Immigrants
  • Prevalence
  • Screening
  • Tuberculin tests
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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Estudio de los factores asociados a la infección tuberculosa latente en inmigrantes menores de 35 años. / Bran, Carlos; Gómez I Prat, Jordi; Caylá, Joan A.; García De Olalla, Patricia.

In: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica, Vol. 24, No. 5, 05.2006, p. 322-325.

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Bran, Carlos ; Gómez I Prat, Jordi ; Caylá, Joan A. ; García De Olalla, Patricia. / Estudio de los factores asociados a la infección tuberculosa latente en inmigrantes menores de 35 años. In: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica. 2006 ; Vol. 24, No. 5. pp. 322-325.
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