Tuberculosis Diagnosis Adults and Children

Published: December 2016
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  • Key Points 
  • Transmission Data 
  • Testing for Latent Tuberculosis Infection
  • Testing for TB Disease 
  • Tables 
  • Essential Laboratory Tests for the Detection of Mtb 
  • Figures
  • A Paradigm for Evaluation of Those with LTBI
  • Based on Risk of Infection, Risk of Progression to Tuberculosis, and Benefit of Therapy 
  • Summary of Recommendations for Testing for LTBI
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The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905, when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their experiences and discoveries. Today, the ATS has grown into an international society with more than 15,000 members. In this introductory section, you will find information about the people and programs that make the ATS the world's leading medical association dedicated to advancing our clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.



The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA's purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

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This pocket guide attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. This pocket guide should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician after consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool.

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