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Revista Medica Herediana

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NAKANDAKARI, Mayron; DE LA ROSA, Dyanne; GUTIERREZ, Jorge  and  BRYSON, Walter. Tuberculosis in health workers: clinical and epidemiological study in Hospital Nacional Hipólito Unánue. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2014, vol.25, n.3, pp.129-134. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: To describe clinical and epidemiological features of tuberculosis (TBC) among health care workers (HCW) at Hospital Nacional Hipólito Unánue (HNHU) from 2006 to 2013. Methods: Observational study conducted at HNHU (category III-1 hospital). All HCW with the diagnosis of TBC within the study period were included. Descriptive statistics were carried-out using Microsoft Excel 2010 and SPSS v 19. Results: 56 HCW were identified, 4 had sputum smears 4+plus and one died. TBC rates decreased since 2008 with a nadir in 2012. Conclusions: Most of the HCW were diagnosed between 2007 and 2013, being mostly medical residents with negative sputum smears and drug sensitive TBC from the specialty hospitalization services.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; health personnel; cross infection.

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