Exposure of dentists to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Ibadan, Nigeria.
SourceEmerging Infectious Diseases, 16, 9, (2010), pp. 1479-1481
1 september 2010
Article / Letter to editor
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Emerging Infectious Diseases
SubjectN4i 3: Poverty-related infectious diseases NCMLS 1: Infection and autoimmunity; N4i 3: Poverty-related infectious diseases NCMLS 1: Infection and autoimmunity
To determine the prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among dental patients and to assess dentists' risk for exposure, we conducted a study among dental patients at a large tertiary hospital in Nigeria, a country where tuberculosis is endemic. Ten (13%) of 78 sputum samples obtained were positive for M. tuberculosis.
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