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Nosocomial Transmission of Congenital Tuberculosis in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Maryanne Crockett, Susan M. King, Ian Kitai, Frances Jamieson, Susan Richardson, Patricia Malloy, Barbara Yaffe, Donna Reynolds, Jonathan Hellmann, Ernest Cutz and Anne Matlow

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 39, issue 11, pages 1719-1723
Published in print December 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/425740
Nosocomial Transmission of Congenital Tuberculosis in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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Congenital tuberculosis is uncommon, and nosocomial transmission from a congenitally infected infant to another infant has not been reported in the English literature. We report an investigation of 2 infants with tuberculosis who were cared for in the same neonatal intensive care unit. Isolates from both infants were genetically indistinguishable. Transmission between the 2 infants was likely due to contaminated respiratory equipment.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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