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Georgia tuberculosis reference guide
  • Published Date:
    January 2005
Filetype[PDF-1.69 MB]

  • Corporate Authors:
    Georgia, Division of Public Health. ; American Thoracic Society ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; ... More ▼
  • Description:
    I. Classification System for Tuberculosis -- -- II. Epidemiology of Tuberculosis -- A. Worldwide -- B. United States -- C. State of Georgia -- D. City of Atlanta -- E. Trends in TB, 1992-2003 -- -- III. Tuberculin Skin Testing -- A. Administering and Reading the Skin Test -- B. Criteria for Tuberculin Positivity -- C. Chest Radiography -- D. Anergy Testing -- E. Two-Step Testing (Booster) -- F. QuantiFERON® -- G. Reporting of a Positive TST in Pediatric Patients -- -- IV. Treatment of Latent TB Infection (LTBI) -- A. Candidates for Treatment of LTBI -- B. Recommended Drug Regimens for Treatment of LTBI in Adults -- C. Monitoring of Patients on Treatment for LTBI ; Pyridoxine ; Public Health Service Rating System -- D. Contacts of MDR-TB Cases -- -- V. Treatment of Current TB Disease -- A. Considerations -- B. Standard Daily Therapy -- C. Drug Resistance or Drug Intolerance -- D. Dose Counting -- E. Regimen Options -- F. Drug Resistance -- Dosage in Renal Impairment -- G. Drug Monitoring -- H. TB and HIV -- I. Antiretroviral Therapy & Treatment of HIV -- J. Paradoxical/Immune Reconstitution Reactions -- K. Extrapulmonary TB -- L. Corticosteroid Therapy -- -- VI. Pregnancy -- A. Treatment for LTBI and Risk Factors -- B. Treatment of TB in Pregnancy -- -- VII. Childhood Tuberculosis -- -- VIII. Tuberculosis and Nursing Homes -- -- IX. BCG Vaccination -- -- X. TB Infection Control in Hospitals -- A. Administrative Controls -- B. Surveillance for Health Care Workers ; Grady Hospital TB Isolation Policy -- C. Engineering Controls -- D. Personal Respiratory Protection -- -- XI. Community Tuberculosis Control -- A. Reporting Requirements -- B. Role of the Health Department -- C. Grady Hospital TB Discharge Policy -- -- XII. DHR Community Guidelines for Respiratory Isolation of TB Patients -- -- XIII. References

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