Increased risk of tuberculosis in health care workers: A restrospective survey at a teaching hospital in Istanbul, Turkey


Cuhadaroglu Ç. , Erelel M., Tabak L., Kilicaslan Z.

BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.2, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2334-2-14
  • Title of Journal : BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Abstract

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is an established occupational disease affecting health care workers (HCWs). Determining the risk of TB among HCW is important to enable authorites to take preventative measures in health care facilities and protect HCWs. This study was designed to assess the incidence of TB in a teaching hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. A retrospective study of health records of HCWs in our hospital from 1991 to 2000.