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Pulmonary tuberculosis in prisons of the ex-USSR state Georgia: results of a nation-wide prevalence survey among sentenced inmates

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dc.contributor.author Aerts, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Habouzit, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mschiladze, L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Malakmadze, N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sadradze, N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Menteshashvili, O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Portaels, F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sudre, P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:46:21Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:46:21Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1027-3719 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-M7A en_US
dc.identifier.other MICRO en_US
dc.identifier.other U-MYCOB en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/1653
dc.description.abstract SETTING: The penitentiary system of the ex-USSR state of Georgia. OBJECTIVES: To measure the prevalence of active pulmonary tuberculosis and drug-resistant disease among prisoners. To identify factors associated with active tuberculosis and multidrug resistance (MDR). DESIGN: A comprehensive multiphasic screening survey for tuberculosis. RESULTS: The prevalence of smear- or culture-positive tuberculosis was 5995 per 100,000 prisoners (n = 448 cases among 7473 inmates). Of all the strains, 215 (77.9%) were resistant to at least one drug and 37 (13.0%) were MDR. Independent risk markers associated smear- or culture-positive tuberculosis with included prison stay of 2 years or more, body mass index <20 kg/m2, accommodation in a large size prison, previous anti-tuberculosis treatment, cough of 2 weeks or more and loss of appetite. Risk markers associated with MDR were a prison stay of less than 2 years and being over 25 years of age. CONCLUSIONS: In Georgia, the excess risk for tuberculosis among prisoners is unprecedented, suggesting that prisons represent a significant reservoir of tuberculosis. Only a comprehensive strategy for tuberculosis control in prisons, including prison reform, control of anti-tuberculosis drugs, and prompt and efficient diagnosis and treatment of patients can have an impact on the tuberculosis burden in the prison system. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher International Union Against Tuberculosis And Lung Disease
dc.subject Bacterial diseases en_US
dc.subject Tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject Pulmonary en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Prisons en_US
dc.subject Georgia en_US
dc.subject Asia, Central en_US
dc.title Pulmonary tuberculosis in prisons of the ex-USSR state Georgia: results of a nation-wide prevalence survey among sentenced inmates en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease en_US
dc.citation.volume 4 en_US
dc.citation.pages 1104-1110 en_US
dc.publisher.place Paris
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11144451
dc.citation.jabbreviation Int J Tuberc Lung Dis en_US


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