Outbreaks of tuberculosis in centres for the care of patients with AIDS, including outbreaks involving drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, have been reported from a number of countries and present special problems. Transmission of infection may be facilitated by procedures commonly used with AIDS patients, and recognition of the diagnosis in an infectious case may be delayed. Although no similar outbreaks have been identified in the United Kingdom, it may be timely to review the policy and procedures used in this country in the light of experience elsewhere.
|Journal||Communicable disease report. CDR review|
|Publication status||Published - 22 May 1992|