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Prevalence of tuberculin reactivity and risk factors for the development of active tuberculosis upon admission to a nursing home
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En: PUERTO RICO HEALTH SCIENCES JOURNAL, 15 (4) Dec. 1996: 275-277. bibl.
Revista: Puerto Rico health sciences journal, vol. 15, núm. 4; Dec. 1996
Resumen: A total of 118 nursing home admissions were studied to determine the prevalence of M. tuberculosis infection and the prevalence of risk factors for the development of active tuberculosis. The overall prevalence of positive test was 22.5%. The most prevalent risk factors for develpoment of active tuberculosis were diabetes mellitus (42.4%), being more than 10% below ideal body weight (41.5%), and alcohol abuse (12.7%). 520: : Thirthy-four percent of admissions had albumin levels below 3.5g/dl.
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