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A Small Outbreak of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Non-close Contact Patrons of a Bar


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Title: A Small Outbreak of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Non-close Contact Patrons of a Bar
Authors: Nakamura, Yoichi / Obase, Yasushi / Suyama, Naofumi / Miyazaki, Yoshitsugu / Ohno, Hideaki / Oka, Mikio / Takahashi, Mitsuyoshi / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Publisher: 日本内科学会 / The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Citation: Internal Medicine, vol.43(3), pp.263-267; 2004
Abstract: Four habitual drinking and smoking patients with pulmonary tuberculosis who were thought to have had no contact with one another were admitted to our hospital. During admission, we found that they were regular visitors of the same bar. To investigate the possibility of outbreak, we analyzed the tuberculosis isolates from them by restriction fragment length polymorphism. Such analysis showed identical chromosomal DNA restriction patterns of these 4 culture isolates. We concluded that these patients were considered to represent a mini-outbreak of pulmonary tuberculosis, although there was little, if any, contact among them while in or out of the bar.
Keywords: outbreak / pulmonary tuberculosis / contact investigation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/22540
ISSN: 09182918
DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.43.263
Rights: Copyright (c) 2005 (社)日本内科学会
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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