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

  • People infected with HIV in the United States should be screened for active and latent TB at the time of HIV diagnosis (Management Guidelines)[DHHS Adult OI]
    • Patients who have a negative test result for LTBI with CD4+ cell counts < 200 cells/mm3 should be rescreened for LTBI after the CD4+ cell count is ≥ 200 cells/mm3 while receiving ART[DHHS Adult OI]
    • Patients with CD4+ cell counts ≥ 200 cells/mm3 who are in a high-risk exposure group should be rescreened for LTBI yearly[DHHS Adult OI]
  • Identifying Latent Tuberculosis Infection
      Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection

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