Table 1

Details of eight cases of tuberculosis associated with a hostel for homeless men

Case12345678
BAL, broncho-alveolar lavage.
Age (years)7749564758395756
Date of sampleAug 95Oct 95Nov 95Aug 96Dec 96Jul 97Dec 97Dec 97
SmearNegativeNegativeNegativePositivePositivePositivePositivePositive
SpecimenSputumBALSputumSputumSputumSputumBALSputum