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[Familial microepidemics of tuberculosis]


Med Clin (Barc). 1990 Jul 7;95(6):221-3. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

We report a microepidemic of tuberculosis (TBC) in a family of 12 members, 4 of which were parenteral drug abusers and 3 had anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibodies. Four new cases were simultaneously diagnosed in the investigation of the contacts of a patient with extrapulmonary tuberculosis and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. We review the requirements for the development of these epidemic outbreaks, both in noninfected communities and in the family contacts, where positive anti-HIV antibodies may increase the risk. We emphasize the importance of a systematic study of contacts in these families and the indication of chemoprophylaxis in all those sharing the same household, without age limit.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/COMPLICATIONS Adult Case Report Child *Disease Outbreaks English Abstract Family Health Female Human Male Middle Age Pedigree Space-Time Clustering Spain/EPIDEMIOLOGY Tuberculosis/COMPLICATIONS/*EPIDEMIOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE


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