Tuberculosis skin testing among HIV-infected pregnant women in Miami, 1995 to 1996

Joann M. Schulte, Patricia Bryan, Sally Dodds, Monell Potter, Ida M. Onorato, Mary Jo O'Sullivan

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Abstract

Objective: Approximately 6000 women deliver annually at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where 2.4% of women has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and 60% is foreign-born. We conducted a retrospective review of prenatal records among HIV-infected women to evaluate tuberculin skin testing (TST). Study Design: We determined how many women had TSTs placed and read, and the TST results. Results: We identified 207 HIV-infected women, 87% of such women delivering in 1995 to 1996. Most did not know their HIV status before seeking prenatal care (109, 54%) and most (176, 85%) had TSTs done. Of the women, 45 had positive TSTs, 96 had negative TSTs, and 35 were anergic. Most results were not recorded using millimeters of induration. Two women (1%) had active tuberculosis (TB) disease. Conclusion: Overall, 21% of all HIV-infected women had positive TSTs and 1% had active TB disease. Focused TB skin testing should be part of routine prenatal care in clinics serving populations at high-risk for TB, such as those with HIV infection and the foreign-born.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 21 2002
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Schulte, J. M., Bryan, P., Dodds, S., Potter, M., Onorato, I. M., & O'Sullivan, M. J. (2002). Tuberculosis skin testing among HIV-infected pregnant women in Miami, 1995 to 1996. Journal of Perinatology, 22(2), 159-162. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj/jp/7210617