The prevalence of tuberculosis and drug resistance among Haitians

A. E. Pitchenik, B. W. Russell, Timothy Cleary, I. Pejovic, C. Cole, D. E. Snider

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Abstract

Tuberculosis is a major health problem among Haitians who have recently entered southern Florida. Among those medically screened on arrival, we found that the prevalence of tuberculosis was 650 cases per 100,000 population. A high proportion of patients with culture-proved cases were excreting organisms resistant to isoniazid. Resistance to other antituberculosis drugs was uncommon. Because of these findings, we recommend that physicians who treat Haitian patients maintain a strong suspicion of tuberculosis. Furthermore, Haitian patients with tuberculosis should have drug-susceptibility tests performed routinely and should be treated initially with isoniazid and two or more additional drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume307
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

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Drug Resistance
Tuberculosis
Isoniazid
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Physicians
Health
Population

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Pitchenik, A. E., Russell, B. W., Cleary, T., Pejovic, I., Cole, C., & Snider, D. E. (1982). The prevalence of tuberculosis and drug resistance among Haitians. New England Journal of Medicine, 307(3), 162-165.

The prevalence of tuberculosis and drug resistance among Haitians. / Pitchenik, A. E.; Russell, B. W.; Cleary, Timothy; Pejovic, I.; Cole, C.; Snider, D. E.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 307, No. 3, 01.12.1982, p. 162-165.

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Pitchenik, AE, Russell, BW, Cleary, T, Pejovic, I, Cole, C & Snider, DE 1982, 'The prevalence of tuberculosis and drug resistance among Haitians', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 307, no. 3, pp. 162-165.
Pitchenik AE, Russell BW, Cleary T, Pejovic I, Cole C, Snider DE. The prevalence of tuberculosis and drug resistance among Haitians. New England Journal of Medicine. 1982 Dec 1;307(3):162-165.
Pitchenik, A. E. ; Russell, B. W. ; Cleary, Timothy ; Pejovic, I. ; Cole, C. ; Snider, D. E. / The prevalence of tuberculosis and drug resistance among Haitians. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1982 ; Vol. 307, No. 3. pp. 162-165.
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