Increased risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in household child contacts exposed to passive tobacco smoke

Saranya Sridhar, Nisha Karnani, David W. Connell, Kerry A. Millington, Davinder Dosanjh, Mustafa Bakir, Ahmet Soysal, Jonathan Deeks, Ajit Lalvani (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Abstract

    Risk factors associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection were investigated in a prospective cohort of household child tuberculosis contacts. A significantly increased risk of acquiring infection was associated with exposure to passive cigarette smoke, higher number of index cases, younger age and reduced household monthly income.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1303-1306
    Number of pages4
    JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
    Volume33
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

    Keywords

    • Adolescent
    • Age Factors
    • Child
    • Child, Preschool
    • Cohort Studies
    • Family Characteristics
    • Family Health
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Infant
    • Male
    • Mycobacterium tuberculosis/isolation & purification
    • Prospective Studies
    • Risk Assessment
    • Socioeconomic Factors
    • Tobacco Smoke Pollution/adverse effects
    • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/epidemiology
    • childhood tuberculosis
    • infection
    • interferon-gamma release assay
    • smoking

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