Targeted Testing and Treatment of Latent TB Infection
This slide presentation with streaming audio provides fully updated information on the rationale for TB screening, the meaning of targeted testing, risk factors for TB, priority candidates for testing, and current tools for detection. Dr. Kawamura compares the tuberculin skin test with new interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs), and concludes with a discussion of current treatment guidelines for LTBI and techniques for counseling and motivating a patient who is about to begin LTBI treatment. A question and answer guide, a printable PowerPoint slide file, and other useful resources are also included as supplemental materials.
- Clinicians and healthcare professionals
L. Masae Kawamura, M.D.
Director, TB Control Section
San Francisco Department of Public Health