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dc.contributor.authorBasta, Paulo Cesar-
dc.contributor.authorCoimbra Junior, Carlos E. A.-
dc.contributor.authorEscobar, Ana Lúcia-
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Ricardo Ventura-
dc.contributor.authorAlves, Luiz Carlos Corrêa-
dc.contributor.authorFonseca, Leila de Souza-
dc.identifier.citationBASTA, Paulo Cesar; COIMBRA JR., Carlos E. A.; ESCOBAR, Ana Lúcia; SANTOS, Ricardo Ventura; ALVES, Luiz Carlos Corrêa; FONSECA, Leila de Souza. Survey for tuberculosis in an indigenous population of Amazonia: the Suruí of Rondônia, Brazil. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v. 100, n. 6, p. 579-585, 2006.en_US
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional survey was carried out in 2003 to investigate the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) among the Suruí Indians, Brazilian Amazon. A total of 736 subjects (50.7% females) were examined (80% of the total population). TB suspects underwent standardised evaluation for the presence of signs and/or symptoms of active TB, including chest radiography, PPD skin test, sputum microscopy examination for acid-fast bacilli and mycobacterial culture. A Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine scar was detected in 699 individuals (95.0%). Of all the individuals examined, 120 (16.3%) had undergone previous TB treatment (46.7% females). One hundred and nine individuals were assessed as TB suspects (52.3% females). The survey identified six new cases of TB in the Suruí (three men and three women). Five of the six cases came from only two of the ten villages. Mycobacterium tuberculosis colonies grew from 5 (4.6%) samples (only two of which were also smear-positive) and mycobacteria other than M. tuberculosis were isolated from 14 (12.8%) samples. Diagnosis of TB based exclusively on clinical grounds was established only in the case of a 4-year-old girl. Based on this survey, the prevalence of active TB in the sampled group (N=736) was 815.2 per 100000. This study highlights the urgent need to review and strengthen control strategies directed at indigenous peoples in the country, taking into consideration their social, cultural and environmental differences.en_US
dc.rightsopen accessen_US
dc.subject.otherÍndios Sul-Americanosen_US
dc.subject.otherRegião Norteen_US
dc.subject.otherSaúde de Populações Indígenasen_US
dc.subject.otherMato Grossoen_US
dc.subject.otherRegião Amazônicaen_US
dc.subject.otherRegião Centro-Oesteen_US
dc.subject.otherEstudos Epidemiológicosen_US
dc.subject.otherVacina BCGen_US
dc.subject.otherMycobacterium tuberculosisen_US
dc.subject.otherDoenças Infecciosas e Parasitáriasen_US
dc.subject.otherSuruí de Rondôniaen_US
dc.subject.otherTeste Tuberculínicoen_US
dc.subject.otherEstudos Transversaisen_US
dc.titleSurvey for tuberculosis in an indigenous population of Amazonia: the Suruí of Rondônia, Brazilen_US
dc.creator.affilliationFundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasilen_US
dc.creator.affilliationUniversidade Federal de Rondônia. Centro de Estudos em Saúde do Índio de Rondônia. Porto Velho, RO, Brasilen_US
dc.creator.affilliationMinistério da Saúde. Centro de Referência Professor Hélio Fraga. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.en_US
dc.creator.affilliationUniversidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo Goes. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.en_US
dc.subject.decsSaúde de Populações Indígenasen_US
dc.subject.decsÍndios Sul-Americanosen_US
dc.subject.decsEcossistema Amazônicoen_US
dc.subject.decsEstudos Epidemiológicosen_US
dc.subject.decsVacina BCGen_US
dc.subject.decsMycobacterium tuberculosisen_US
dc.subject.decsDoenças Infecciosasen_US
dc.subject.decsDoenças Parasitáriasen_US
dc.subject.decsTeste Tuberculínicoen_US
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