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Current Approach to Latent Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment among Medical Center Occupational Health Physicians

Christopher Vinnard MD MPH MSCE, Darren Linkin MD MSCE and Amy Behrman MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 33, No. 12 (December 2012), pp. 1262-1265
DOI: 10.1086/668437
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/668437
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Abstract

We surveyed physicians in a national occupational medicine society regarding diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers. Most respondents used a combination of skin testing and interferon gamma release assays. Respondents integrating interferon gamma release assays into screening placed greater importance on employee acceptability and convenience.

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