Fortsat tuberkuloseproblemer blandt danskere og grønlændere i Danmark og behov for styrket kontrol

Translated title of the contribution: Continued problems with tuberculosis among Danes and Greenlanders in Denmark and the need for reinforced control - a systematic review.

Troels Lillebæk, Ase Bengård Andersen, Niels Jørgen Seersholm, Vibeke Ostergaard Thomsen

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Abstract

Active transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mt) continues at surprisingly high rates in Denmark. The transmission is particularly observed in specific high risk segments of the population with social problems such as homelessness, alcohol, and/or drug abuse. The patients are infected with the "Danish Cluster 2" Mt outbreak strain, and the transmission is attributed to delayed diagnosis. This situation demands increased focus on early tuberculosis diagnosis, control of transmission, and improved actions calls for prioritising the prevention and control of tuberculosis politically and economically.
Translated title of the contributionContinued problems with tuberculosis among Danes and Greenlanders in Denmark and the need for reinforced control - a systematic review.
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume174
Issue number44
Pages (from-to)2696-2701
Number of pages6
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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