The importance of two-step tuberculin skin testing for newly employed healthcare workers

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Abstract

At the time of hire, 4059 of 6522 healthcare workers required a 2-step tuberculin skin test; 114 workers (2.8%) demonstrated a boosted reaction after the second step. Boosted reactions were significantly associated with male sex and older age. A verbal history of previous tuberculin skin test results was not a reliable indicator of baseline tuberculin skin test status at the time of hire.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-514
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2006

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The importance of two-step tuberculin skin testing for newly employed healthcare workers. / Frenzel, Elizabeth; Thomas, Georgia A; Hanna, Hend A.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 27, No. 5, 01.05.2006, p. 512-514.

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