Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Infections

  • Authors: Richard E. Chaisson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 3/30/17 (What's New)

Summary

  • Patients who are HIV positive who travel or work in settings with a high TB prevalence should be counseled about the risk of TB acquisition and the advisability of testing for LTBI upon return[DHHS Adult OI]
  • Infection control procedures, including identifying and isolating TB cases, can reduce the risk of TB transmission in high-risk settings[Nardell 2003]
  • Environmental controls include ventilation, air filtration, and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation

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