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When students become patients: TB disease among medical undergraduates in Cape Town, South Africa

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Background. Medical students acquire latent tuberculosis (TB) infection at a rate of 23 cases/100 person-years. The frequency and impact of occupational TB disease in this population are unknown.

Methods. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed via email and social media to current medical students and recently graduated doctors (2010 - 2015) at two medical schools in Cape Town. Individuals who had developed TB disease as undergraduate students were eligible to participat...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.7196/samj.2017.v107i6.12260

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9233-2349
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Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0161-9791
Publisher:
Health and Medical Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
South African Medical Journal Journal website
Volume:
107
Issue:
6
Pages:
475-479
Publication date:
2017-05-24
Acceptance date:
2017-02-27
DOI:
EISSN:
2078-5135
ISSN:
0256-9574
Pmid:
28604316
Source identifiers:
923465
Language:
English
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pubs:923465
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uuid:46d26d2b-5f47-4930-ae40-0125588fc88a
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pubs:923465
Deposit date:
2018-12-14

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