latent tuberculosis


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latent tuberculosis

Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis which has been contained by the host’s immune system and thus does not usually infect others.
 
Diagnosis
Tuberculin skin test; release of IFN-gamma in blood after PPD stimulation.

latent tuberculosis

Infectious disease Infection with M tuberculosis that has been contained by the host's immune system and thus does not infect others Diagnosis Tuberculin skin test; release of IFN-γ in blood after PPD stimulation. See Tuberculosis.

latent tuberculosis

Infection with tuberculosis without active lung disease. It is detected by tuberculin skin testing.
See also: tuberculosis
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Targeted tuberculin testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection: joint statement of the American Thoracic Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Council of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Achieving high rates of completion of treatment of latent tuberculosis infection for recently infected contacts to infectious tuberculosis cases is essential to maximize public health prevention efforts aimed at eliminating tuberculosis.
Rifampicin plus pyrazinamide versus isoniazid for treating latent tuberculosis infection: a meta-analysis.
Person with latent tuberculosis infection may be more likely to develop over tuberculosis of they are infected with HIV (Rieder and Snider, 1986 and Quinn, 1993).
CHEST X-RAYS FOR NURSING STUDENTS WITH POSITIVE PPDS In 2003, the Medical Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (MACET) College Health Subcommittee issued recommendations to college health services to improve the implementation of processes aimed at detection and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection, the current term for tuberculosis infection that is asymptomatic, dormant, and noncontagious.
A man or woman with hepatitis C, latent tuberculosis infection, mental illness and new onset diabetes would be an enigma to many physicians, but is a well-known patient for most correctional health care providers.
1-3) Although the human immunosuppressive virus remains the leading known risk factor for activation of latent tuberculosis infection, other factors contributing to the increased rate of tuberculosis are an aging population and the emergence of drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium.
The treatment can be prescribed and supervised only by a specialist rheumatologist and patients should be tested for latent tuberculosis infection before treatment.
11) In addition, the large pool of high-risk individuals in both jails and prisons presents a unique opportunity to arrange for the evaluation and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection.
The court held that the prison regulation that requires segregated housing of inmates who refuse to submit to a test for latent tuberculosis did not violate the First Amendment rights of the inmate, because the regulation was rationally related to a legitimate penological interest in retarding the spread of a deadly disease.