TB testing practices may miss high-risk groups

Current practices for latent tuberculosis infection testing may be missing high-risk patients, according to a study assessing factors associated with testing and positivity, researchers said.
“In the U.S., more than 80% of active tuberculosis (TB) cases occur due to reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Current screening guidelines recommend screening asymptomatic adults based on birth, travel, or residence in a TB-endemic country, immunosuppression, and close contact with active TB,” Jennifer Ku, PhD, MPH, postdoctoral research fellow at Kaiser Permanente Southern

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