Exposure of dentists to mycobacterium tuberculosis, Ibadan, Nigeria

Simeon I. Cadmus, Victoria N. Okoje, Babafemi O. Taiwo, Dick van Soolingen

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1479-1481
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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