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Nosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in kangaroo mother care units: A risk in tuberculosis-endemic areas

dc.contributor.authorHeyns L.
dc.contributor.authorGie R.P.
dc.contributor.authorGoussard P.
dc.contributor.authorBeyers N.
dc.contributor.authorWarren R.M.
dc.contributor.authorMarais B.J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T16:15:13Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T16:15:13Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
dc.identifier.citation95
dc.identifier.citation5
dc.identifier.issn08035253
dc.identifier.other10.1080/08035250600636560
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/13244
dc.description.abstractBackground and aim: Kangaroo mother care (KMC) has become the standard of care for low-risk preterm babies born in developing countries. However, the potential risk of nosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis within KMC units, particularly in tuberculosis-endemic areas, has not been explored. We report an infant (sentinel case) who was admitted to our paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with extensive pulmonary tuberculosis. Methods and results: When interviewed, the mother reported no household contact with a tuberculosis source case, but mentioned that she shared a KMC room with someone who had symptoms suspicious of tuberculosis. We found molecular evidence that nosocomial transmission of M. tuberculosis occurred within the KMC unit and conducted a contact investigation of all infants exposed to this infectious source case during her stay in the KMC unit. Conclusion: We present the findings of the contact investigation and discuss the implications of these findings for KMC units, particularly in tuberculosis-endemic areas. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectbacterial strain
dc.subjectbacterial transmission
dc.subjectcase report
dc.subjectendemic disease
dc.subjecthospital admission
dc.subjecthospital infection
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectinfant
dc.subjectintensive care
dc.subjectkangaroo care
dc.subjectlung tuberculosis
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectMycobacterium tuberculosis
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.subjectsentinel event
dc.subjectContact Tracing
dc.subjectCross Infection
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectInfant
dc.subjectInfant Care
dc.subjectInfant, Newborn
dc.subjectInfant, Premature
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMycobacterium tuberculosis
dc.subjectTuberculosis, Pulmonary
dc.titleNosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in kangaroo mother care units: A risk in tuberculosis-endemic areas
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


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