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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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FONTANA, Rosane Teresinha. The Mycobacterias of Rapid Growth and the hospital infection: a public health problem. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.3, pp.371-376. ISSN 0034-7167.

This study is a literature review with the bjective to reflect concerning the infections caused for Mycobacteria of Rapid Growth, a problem of public health that emerges in the context of the Brazilian hospitals. These mycobacteria are ambient, but patogenic, being possible to infect medical suplplies and cause infections in surgical wound and skin illnesses. Importants variables of difficult economic and financial evaluation, as decurrent physical and psychological damages of this type of infection, defy the researchers and confer relevance to the thematic one.

Keywords : Bacterial infections and mycoses; Cross infection; Public Health.

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