Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection.

  title={Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection.},
  author={David L. Cohn},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory infections},
  volume={18 4},
  • David L. Cohn
  • Published 2003 in Seminars in respiratory infections
Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is considered an essential component of TB control programs in several industrialized countries and is being used in selected situations in developing countries. In 2000, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published new recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of LTBI. These guidelines emphasized targeted tuberculin testing as a means of diagnosis in populations at risk, and expanded… CONTINUE READING

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