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

  • Christopher Vinnard (a1), Darren Linkin (a2) and Amy Behrman (a3)

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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Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, 245 North 15th Street, MS 461, New College Building 6314, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (christopher.vinnard@drexelmed.edu)

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