Bacteriology is essential in the identification of the sources of tuberculous contagion. The role of microscopic examination, cultivation and challenge tests is considered and discussed. The microscopic examination, which permits an immediate detection of the most dangerous sources of contagion, is a capital element of information. Cultivation, which allows doubling at the number of contagious subjects discovered, is also capital. The challenge tests are of decisive importance in treating recurrent tuberculoses and in the epidemiologic surveillance of the primary resistance, but they have a lesser impact on the treatment of new cases of tuberculosis, given the virtually constant sensibility to rifampicin and ethambutol.
|Translated title of the contribution||Role and place of bacteriologic information in the identification of the sources of contagion|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Revue Francaise des Maladies Respiratoires|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1976|
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