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Volume 2, Number 2—April 1996


Nosocomial Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Spain

John V. Rullán*, Dionisio Herrera*, Rosa Cano*, Victoria Moreno†, Pere Godoy*, Enrique F. Peiró*, Juan Castell*, Consuelo Ibañez*, Arturo Ortega†, Leopoldo Sánchez Agudo†, and Francisco Pozo‡
Author affiliations: Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo *Programa de Epidemiología Aplicada de Campo-Centro Nacional de Epidemiología; †Centro Nacional de Investigación Clínica y Medicina Preventiva; ‡Subdirección General de Salud, Madrid, Spain

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Table 1

MDRTB patient characteristics

Variable Number
(n = 48) %
    Male 39 81.3
    Female 9 18.7
Mean age 34.1 (6.8)a
HIV Status
    Infected 48 100.0
HIV Risk group
    Intravenous drug users 32 66.6
    Homosexual 10 20.8
    Others 6 12.6
    Death 47 95.9
    Discharge 1 4.1
Mean survival after MDRTB diagnosis (in days)

aStandard deviation

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