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Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis

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Module 2: Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

Answers to Case Studies

2.1. For each of the following people, circle the factor or factors known to increase the risk of being exposed to or infected with M. tuberculosis. Each person may have more than one risk factor. (* indicates correct answer)
  1. Mr. Davidson:

    rides the subway every day
    * is 80 years old

  2. Mr. LeFevre:

    * works at a nursing home
    immigrated from Europe

  3. Ms. Montoya:

    * was born in Latin America
    * has a father who had pulmonary TB disease

  4. Ms. Parker:

    * volunteers in the emergency room of an inner-city hospital
    works in a day care center

  5. Mr. Dudley:

    * released from prison last year
    * injects morphine

2.2. For each of the following people, circle the factor or factors known to increase the risk of developing TB disease once infected. Each person may have more than one risk factor.
(* indicates the correct answer)

  1. Mr. Sims:

    * injects heroin
    * is HIV infected

  2. Mr. Allen:

    * has diabetes
    has high blood pressure

  3. Ms. Li:

    * has chest x-ray findings suggestive of previous TB disease
    has heart problems

  4. Mr. Vinson:

    is obese
    * became infected with M. tuberculosis 6 months ago

 


Released October 2008
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