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MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12848459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Approximately one-third of the world population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis (TB). After a brief resurgence beginning in the mid-1980s, the incidence of TB is once again declining in the United States. Health care workers, including dentists and their staff, however, remain at risk for occupational acquisition of the disease. This risk can be managed by educating dental health care workers about the oral and systemic manifestations of TB and the mechanisms by which it is spread so that appropriate measures may be taken in the office to minimize the opportunity for disease transmission.
Joseph Rinaggio
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dental clinics of North America     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0011-8532     ISO Abbreviation:  Dent. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-09     Completed Date:  2003-08-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217440     Medline TA:  Dent Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-65, v     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Room D-860, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Dental School, 110 Bergen Street, Post Office Box 1709, Newark, NJ 07103, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Care for Chronically Ill*
HIV Infections / complications
Infection Control, Dental
Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional / prevention & control
Tuberculosis, Oral / pathology
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary* / complications,  drug therapy,  prevention & control,  transmission

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