Exposure of Dentists to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Ibadan, Nigeria
Published Date:Sep 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(9):1479-1481.
Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional
Nigeria. Emerg Infect Dis [serial On The Internet]. 2010 Sep [date Cited]. Http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1609.100447
Running Head: Dentists And M. Tuberculosis
Suggested Citation For This Article: Cadmus SI
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Van Soolingen D. Exposure Of Dentists To Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Description:To determine the prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among dental patients and to assess dentists' risk for exposure, we conducted a study among dental patients at a large tertiary hospital in Nigeria, a country where tuberculosis is endemic. Ten (13%) of 78 sputum samples obtained were positive for M. tuberculosis.
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