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Journal:   IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL (IRCMJ)   SEPTEMBER 2013 , Volume 15 , Number 9; Page(s) 775 To 779.
 
Paper: 

LATENT AND ACTIVE TUBERCULOSIS: EVALUATION OF INJECTING DRUG USERS BACKGROUND: THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF TUBERCULOSIS (TB) INFECTION AMONG INJECTING DRUG USERS (IDUS)

 
 
Author(s):  MAMANI MOJGAN, MAJZOOBI MOHAMMAD MAHDI*, SAADAT TORABIAN, MIHAN RONAK, ALIZADEH KAMYAB
 
* DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, FARSHCHIAN HOSPITAL, HAMEDAN, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objectives: This study aimed to determine the frequency of latent and active TB infection among IDUs.
Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional study between 2008 and 2009, IDUs referred to the methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) centers in Hamedan-Iran, undergone tuberculin skin test (PPD; purified protein derivative) were recruited. The participants with positive results for PPD test (>5 mm and>10 mm in HIV positive and negative cases), undergone other complementary procedures such as chest-X-ray and sputum smear test.
Results: Overall, 268 IDUs between 18 and 70 (mean: 34.5 [8.2]) years were included in the study. PPD test had positive findings in 49 cases (18.3%). There was no significant difference of PPD positivity between HIV positive and negative participants (17.7% vs.18.5%). An active TB was found among IDUs.
Conclusions: The high prevalence of latent and active TB among IDUs indicates the need for TB screening tests among this population.

 
Keyword(s): LATENT TUBERCULOSIS, DRUG USERS, TUBERCULIN
 
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