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Nosocomial Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Subsequent Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in a Healthcare Worker

  • Renée Ridzon, Thomas Kenyon, Roberta Luskin-Hawk, Carol Schultz, Sarah Valway and Ida M. Onorato...


A phlebotomist with nosocomially acquired human immunodeficiency virus infection developed tuberculosis 10 months after exposure to multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis during a nosocomial outbreak. Healthcare workers with immunosuppression are at increased risk of tuberculosis if infected and, if exposed, should be considered for preventive therapy regardless of tuberculin skin-test status.


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Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop E-10, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333


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