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American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America: treatment of tuberculosis.
TLDR
Radiographic evidence of Prior Tuberculosis: Inactive Tuber tuberculosis and Culture-negative Pulmonary Tuber TB in Adults is presented.
Variable host-pathogen compatibility in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
TLDR
It is demonstrated that the global population structure of M. tuberculosis is defined by six phylogeographical lineages, each associated with specific, sympatric human populations, and in an urban cosmopolitan environment, mycobacterial lineages were much more likely to spread in sympatrics than in allopatric patient populations.
The epidemiology of tuberculosis in San Francisco. A population-based study using conventional and molecular methods.
TLDR
Analysis of M. tuberculosis isolates from all patients reported to the tuberculosis registry in San Francisco during 1991 and 1992 confirmed that poorly compliant patients with infectious tuberculosis have a substantial adverse effect on the control of this disease.
Official American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis.
TLDR
This guideline provides recommendations on the clinical and public health management of tuberculosis in children and adults in settings in which mycobacterial cultures, molecular and phenotypic drug susceptibility tests, and radiographic studies, among other diagnostic tools, are available on a routine basis.
The intrinsic transmission dynamics of tuberculosis epidemics
TLDR
It is demonstrated that it takes one to several hundred years for a tuberculosis epidemic to rise, fall and reach a stable endemic level and suggested that some of the decline of tuberculosis is simply due to the natural behaviour of an epidemic.
Bacterial pneumonia in persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Pulmonary Complications of HIV Infection Study Group.
TLDR
Bacterial pneumonia is more frequent in HIV-positive persons than in seronegative controls, and the risk is highest among those with CD4 lymphocyte counts below 200 per cubic millimeter and among injection-drug users.
An outbreak of tuberculosis with accelerated progression among persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. An analysis using restriction-fragment-length polymorphisms.
TLDR
There should be heightened surveillance for tuberculosis in facilities where HIV-infected persons live, and investigation of contacts must be undertaken promptly and be focused more broadly than is usual.
Interferon-Gamma Release Assays for the Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in HIV-Infected Individuals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
TLDR
Current evidence suggests that IGRAs perform similarly to the tuberculin skin test at identifying HIV-infected individuals with latent tuberculosis infection, given that both tests have modest predictive value and suboptimal sensitivity.
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