Tuberculosis outbreak in marijuana users, Seattle, Washington, 2004

John E. Oeltmann, Eyal - Oren, Maryam B. Haddad, Linda K. Lake, Theresa A. Harrington, Kashef Ijaz, Masahiro Narita

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Abstract

Matching Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates were noted among 11 young tuberculosis patients socially linked through illicit drug-related activities. A large proportion of their friends, 14 (64%) of 22, had positive tuberculin skin-test results. The behavior of "hotboxing" (smoking marijuana inside a closed car with friends to repeatedly inhale exhaled smoke) fueled transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1156-1159
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume12
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Cannabis
Disease Outbreaks
Tuberculosis
Marijuana Smoking
Tuberculin Test
Street Drugs
Skin Tests
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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Oeltmann, J. E., Oren, E. ., Haddad, M. B., Lake, L. K., Harrington, T. A., Ijaz, K., & Narita, M. (2006). Tuberculosis outbreak in marijuana users, Seattle, Washington, 2004. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(7), 1156-1159.

Tuberculosis outbreak in marijuana users, Seattle, Washington, 2004. / Oeltmann, John E.; Oren, Eyal -; Haddad, Maryam B.; Lake, Linda K.; Harrington, Theresa A.; Ijaz, Kashef; Narita, Masahiro.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 12, No. 7, 2006, p. 1156-1159.

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Oeltmann, JE, Oren, E, Haddad, MB, Lake, LK, Harrington, TA, Ijaz, K & Narita, M 2006, 'Tuberculosis outbreak in marijuana users, Seattle, Washington, 2004', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1156-1159.
Oeltmann JE, Oren E, Haddad MB, Lake LK, Harrington TA, Ijaz K et al. Tuberculosis outbreak in marijuana users, Seattle, Washington, 2004. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2006;12(7):1156-1159.
Oeltmann, John E. ; Oren, Eyal - ; Haddad, Maryam B. ; Lake, Linda K. ; Harrington, Theresa A. ; Ijaz, Kashef ; Narita, Masahiro. / Tuberculosis outbreak in marijuana users, Seattle, Washington, 2004. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2006 ; Vol. 12, No. 7. pp. 1156-1159.
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