THE PREVALENCE OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS USING DIFFERENT METHODS IN GROUP SCREENINGS


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EAST AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.70, sa.12, ss.768-771, 1993 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 70 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 1993
  • Dergi Adı: EAST AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.768-771

Özet

In order to rind the most precise and practical procedure to record the prevalence of tuberculosis in group screenings, 7405 students staying at Hacettepe University dormitories between 1984 and 1987 were screened by 3 different methods used in tuberculosis screening, namely microfilms, tuberculin tests and tuberculosis symptoms (cough, hemoptysis, weight loss, etc). The average sensitivity of these tests were found to be as follows: microfilm 6.3 %, tuberculin 45.8 %, screening of tuberculosis symptoms 60.4 %. The most ideal tuberculosis group screening method was found to be detailed examination of cases with symptoms of tuberculosis plus cases who are at the pathological border in tuberculin skin tests (with BCG inoculations greater-than-or-equal-to 20 mm and without BCG inoculation greater-than-or-equal-to 10 mm).