Current approach to latent tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment among medical center occupational health physicians

Christopher Vinnard, Darren Linkin, Amy Behrman

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Abstract

We surveyed physicians in a national occupational medicine society regarding diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers. Most respondents used a combination of skin testing and interferon gamma release assays. Respondents integrating interferon gamma release assays into screening placed greater importance on employee acceptability and convenience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1262-1265
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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