Screening children for tuberculosis based on residence in a high-prevalence inner-city community

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Abstract

In January 1994, the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published detailed guidelines on tuberculin skin testing of children. 1 These guidelines required mandatory screening of all children residing in high-prevalence communities. In February 1996, the AAP published updated and revised guidelines that allowed for targeted screening of such children based on epidemiologic risk of acquiring tuberculosis. 2 We report on an assessment of the effectiveness of mandatory screening for tuberculosis in a high prevalence community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-120
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Volume94
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2002

Keywords

  • Children
  • High risk
  • Screening
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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