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TB definition

  • infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Active Fast Bacilli stain dx active TB


Target groups for TB testing

  • contact w/disease
  • HIV+ individuals
  • immigrants from countries w/TB
  • homeless individuals 
  • health care workers
  • residents or employees of long-term facilities


Pharmacologic regimen for treatment of latent TB

  • 9 months isoniazid, once daily or biweekly
  • Treatment of LTBI with INH reduces reactivation risk by up to 70 to 90%. 
  • Low risk of developing hepatitis as a side effect.
    • Higher risk of hepatitis if drink, old, liver disease, hepatotoxic drugs