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Title: The burden of tuberculosis in indigenous peoples in Amazonia, Brazil
Authors: Coimbra Junior, Carlos E. A.
Basta, Paulo Cesar
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
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Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) stands out as one of the principal infectious diseases affecting Amazonian Indians. Recent research indicates that incidence rates among indigenous peoples may be as much as ten times higher than those of the general Brazilian population. Purified protein derivative reactivity in Amazonia is low compared with populations of European descent; anergy rates usually surpass 50%, even under high BCG coverage. An annual risk of infection of 1.2-2.2% points to high rates of transmission. Whether or not particular susceptibility to TB is linked to genetics, Amazonian Indians face a disproportionately high risk of contracting and dying from TB.
Keywords: Amazonas
Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Região Norte
Região Amazônica
Epidemiologia
Suruí
Rondônia
Tuberculose
Fatores de Risco
Estudos Epidemiológicos
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Saúde das Populações Indígenas
Resistência a Medicamentos
Teste Tuberculínico
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Epidemiologia
Ecossistema Amazônico
Fatores de Risco
Tuberculose
Estudos Epidemiológicos
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Resistência a Medicamentos
Teste Tuberculínico
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: COIMBRA JR., Carlos E. A.; BASTA, Paulo C.. The burden of tuberculosis in indigenous peoples in Amazonia, Brazil. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v. 101, n. 7, p. 635-636, 2007.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2007.03.013
ISSN: 0035-9203
Copyright: open access
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